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What is Thymus Hyperplasia?

What is Thymus Hyperplasia?

  • Thymus Hyperplasia: Enlargement of the thymus gland. Enlargement of the thymus not resulting from any disease process is very rare and is generally not a problem. Some cases of thymic hyperplasia are the result of cancer e.g. thymoma. It may also be associated with other conditions such as sarcoidosis or may be a response to such things as steroid administration. 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.

Thymus Hyperplasia: Introduction

Types of Thymus Hyperplasia:

Broader types of Thymus Hyperplasia:

What causes Thymus Hyperplasia?

Causes of Thymus Hyperplasia: see causes of Thymus Hyperplasia

What are the symptoms of Thymus Hyperplasia?

Symptoms of Thymus Hyperplasia: see symptoms of Thymus Hyperplasia

How is it treated?

Treatments for Thymus Hyperplasia: see treatments for Thymus Hyperplasia

Name and Aliases of Thymus Hyperplasia

Main name of condition: Thymus Hyperplasia

Other names or spellings for Thymus Hyperplasia:

Thymic Hyperplasia


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