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Int J Surg Pathol. 2014 Oct;22(7):656-8. doi: 10.1177/1066896914526776. Epub 2014 Mar 9.

Metastasis to the kidney from a B2 thymoma: report of a case.

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1
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
2
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy insabato@unina.it.

Abstract

Thymomas are tumors with an indolent behavior and long clinical course, usually confined to the anterior mediastinum. Local recurrence is frequent while distant metastases are extremely rare. We report an unusual case of a B2 thymoma with a single renal metastasis The challenge in this case was the frozen section intraoperative diagnosis because of the clinical suspicion of malignant lymphoma. This report also highlights the role of surgical removal of solitary metastases.

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metastatic B2 thymoma; renal metastasis

PMID:
24613996
DOI:
10.1177/1066896914526776
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