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Case Report

A resected case of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma in the thymus

Koji Kurodaa,b  Masakazu Sugayaa  Hidehiko Shimokawaa  Akihiro Matsushitac  Masaki Matsuod  Fumihiro Tanakab 

aDepartment of Thoracic Surgery, Chubu Rosai Hospital
bThe Second Department of Surgery, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
cDepartment of Respirology, Nagoya University
dDepartment of Respirology, Chubu Rosai Hospital

ABSTRACT

A 75-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with an abnormal shadow on a chest X-ray film. A contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a heterogenous mass of 36 mm in diameter in anterior mediastinum. A diagnosis of malignant disease could not be excluded because of an increase in the CEA and Pro-GRP tumor markers and high FDG accumulation on PET-CT. We conducted resection, and histopathologically, the resected tumor was diagnosed as a large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the thymus. The patient had achieved 57 months of relapse-free survival.

KEYWORDS

Thymus  Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma  Surgical treatment  Long-term prognosis 

Received 6 Aug 2015 / Accepted 20 Nov 2015

AJRS, 5(2): 75-79, 2016

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