ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report
Sadık Yaldız1, Demet Yaldız2, Cumhur Murat Tulay1, Aydın İşisağ3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13759
Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the thymus are rare clinical entities, which can be complicated by endocrine abnormalities. These tumors are frequently associated with ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone production giving rise to Cushing’s syndrome. Herein, we describe a 23-year-old male case with upper gastrointestinal bleeding as the initial presentation of a thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma. This case was reported due to its extremely exceptional occurrence.
Keywords : Gastrointestinal bleeding; thymic carcinoma; thymus
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