Dataset for the histological reporting of thymic epithelial tumours

Royal College of Pathologists - RCPATH
Royal College of Pathologists
Publication date:
01 October 2017


Due to the relative rarity of primary thymic epithelial tumours (TETs), and the fact that thymomas are sometimes reported by both pathologists with an interest in lymphoreticular pathology and/or thoracic pathology, thymic tumours have not previously been covered by a cancer dataset.

The purpose of this document is to define the core data that should be determined for all resected cases with TETs. These are guidelines and not rigid rules and are intended to help a pathologists provide the information necessary to local clinicians for effective management of their patients.