Thymic epithelial tumors diagnosis and management: the importance of an international multidisciplinary approach

Thierry Jo Molina

Abstract

Malignant thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) include thymomas and thymic carcinomas. They are derived from neoplastic thymic epithelial cells growing in a microenvironment highly variable from a strong predominance of immature lymphoid T cells to very few mature T cells.