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Hypoenhancing verses hyperenhancing node in the thymus

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not: Without knowing the sizes and measurements it is extremely unlikely that it is worrisome. It is very common for a younger person to have a "residual ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Pathology: The biopsy is the most important bit - the MRI was likely done just to be super sure. The fact that actual tissue was benign appearing is very reassu... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Follow up visit: It is a good result that there is a benign lesion. The MRI can be used to follow up and to compare the size of the lymph nodes. If you have any diffic... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Residual thymus: The thymus gland, located within the anterior mediastinum of the chest, normally involutes, or shrinks, with age. By the age of 50, only about 15% of... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Chest X-ray. : A chest X-ray would not be a reliable test in this regard.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Fayz
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Nonspecific pet/ct.: Pet/ct scans are very sensitive for identifying disease, but not as specific as to what type of disease. On some occasions, the appearance and distri... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Save your money: Thymus extract has not shown to have any effect on the immune system. You'd be better off spending your money on sweet bread which often contains the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Absent in adult: In adults thymus usually has involuted, replaced by fibrofatty tissue. There is slow growth of thymus till puberty and regression begins. By gram weig... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: I can't think of any link between the two.

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