Article Abstract

The characteristics and prognostic role of thymic epithelial tumors with paraneoplastic autoimmune syndromes

Authors: Kyoji Hirai, Jitsuo Usuda

Abstract

Thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) are generally categorized as those that originate from thymic epithelial cells (thymoma and thymic carcinoma) and those that originate from neuroendocrine cells (thymic carcinoid, germ-cell tumor, and thymic cyst).