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Analysis of Lymphocyte Phenotype in Human Thymomas

  • S. Berrih-Aknin
  • D. Safar
  • S. Cohen-Kaminsky
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 237)

Abstract

Thymomas are tumors originated from the epithelial component of the thymus. This definition according to Rosai and Levine (1) excludes germ cell tumors, malignant lymphomas and neuroendocrine tumors (carcinoids and small cell carninoma). Thymomas are heterogeneous with regard to size, epithelial cell type and the ratio of lymphocyte to epithelial cells (1–3).

Keywords

Epithelial Cell Type Predominant Cell Type Normal Thymus Thymic Hormone Thymocyte Differentiation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Berrih-Aknin
    • 1
  • D. Safar
    • 1
  • S. Cohen-Kaminsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Chirurgical Marie-LannelongueCNRS UA 04-1159Le Plessis-RobinsonFrance

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