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Benign Thymus Hyperplasia

Benign Thymus Hyperplasia: Introduction

Benign Thymus Hyperplasia: A benign enlargement of the thymus gland thought to be triggered mainly by malignancy or the administration of chemotherapy. The thymus gland is located beneath the breastbone and above the windpipe and heart. It is made up of lymphatic tissue and is believed to be responsible for supporting the development of the immune system from the fetal stage through to puberty. After puberty, the thymus gland tends to shrink. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Benign Thymus Hyperplasia is available below.

Symptoms of Benign Thymus Hyperplasia

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Causes of Benign Thymus Hyperplasia

  • Idiopathic
  • Response to recovery from very stressful situations e.g. severe burns
  • Response to steroid administration
  • Response to administration of chemotherapy and radiation therapy - usually for cancers such as lymphoma, testicular germ cell tumors, sarcomas and metastatic leiomyosarcoma of the uterus.
  • Response to malignant tumor treatment
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