Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma: A case report with literature review

Salwa Sheikh, Catherine Picken, Elizabeth Montgomery

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The authors report an example of an unusual lower neck lesion, ectopic hamartomatous thymoma. Like other examples of this entity, the lesion was well marginated and characterized by cysts lined by squamous epithelium, adipose tissue, and spindle cells. The lesion was initially mistaken for a malignant neoplasm (at the time of frozen section) and the correct interpretation was rendered upon review of the permanent sections. They review the literature and clinicopathologic differential diagnosis of this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of surgical pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical sinus of His
  • Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Thymic anlage tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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