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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 202943, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/202943
Case Report

Thymic Carcinoma Presenting as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

University of Alabama Birmingham Montgomery Internal Medicine, Montgomery, AL 36116, USA

Received 20 March 2014; Revised 4 September 2014; Accepted 4 September 2014; Published 12 November 2014

Academic Editor: Annekathryn Goodman

Copyright © 2014 Mamatha Siricilla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Thymomas and thymic carcinomas are rare tumors, which originate from the epithelial cells of the thymus. We present a case of thymic carcinoma, which presented with DIC as an initial manifestation. DIC improved with corticosteroid treatment and thymic carcinoma was amendable to chemoradiation.