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True Thymus Hyperplasia

True Thymus Hyperplasia: Introduction

True Thymus Hyperplasia: Enlargement of the thymus gland in response to such things as cancer treatment, severe burns and other major stresses on the body. 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 True Thymus Hyperplasia is available below.

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Causes of True 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
  • Response to malignant tumor treatment
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