A 30-year-old female asked:
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thoracic cat scan feb 2012 showed enlarged thymus and swollen lymph nodes but was never told to follow up until now with diff dr. is this bad? cancer?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Can not tell: The mass and presence of lymph nodes is cause for some concern . The definitive diagnosis is made after tissue biopsy and microscopic evaluation by pathologist . I hope that the condition turn out to be benign . Good luck.
Answered on Sep 4, 2013
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Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possibly: You may need follow-up imaging and biopsy if the thymus or lymph nodes have increased in size. It is unusual to have a thymus enlargement in adulthood.
Answered on May 13, 2014
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