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Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Can thymoma spread via the lymph nodes?

Very unlikely: Thymomas rarely spread via lymph nodes. Most often they spread by direct extention into other organs or by "drop" metastasis into the pleural or pericardial cavities. ...Read more

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Thymoma (Definition)

Thymoma is a type of cancer where the uncontrolled growth of thymus cells may cause compress the nearby lung or esophagus causing cough, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain. Thymomas are also associated with diseases where the immune system targets ...Read more


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Can having a thymoma also have enlarged lymph nodes nearby?

Can having a thymoma also have enlarged lymph nodes nearby?

Enlarged lymph node: Where is the enlarged lymph node? Any unusually enlarged lymph node, if not from infection/inflammation, should be evaluated. Thymoma is a benign tumor, usually do not cause lymphadenopathy. Thymic carcinoma, however, is a cancer and can spread to local lymph node in advanced stage. Hope helps. ...Read more

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1.5 to 1.9cm, 2 lymph nodes neat suspected thymoma in ant mediastinum. Pet suv was 3.8 for thymoma and 4.7 for 1.9 node. Could it it by lymphoma?

1.5 to 1.9cm, 2 lymph nodes neat suspected thymoma in ant mediastinum. Pet suv was 3.8 for thymoma and 4.7 for 1.9 node. Could it it by lymphoma?

Hard to tell, Biopsy: Only a biopsy can tell the cause of these abnormalities. Unless you have some symptoms from these lesions in the mediastinum, i would be inclined to wait before jumping right now into this area for a biopsy. An interval repeat study pet or ct scan in 2 months would be my preference. Why were all these tests done? Do you have any pain or fever? What is your doctor's recommendation for further step. ...Read more

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2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?

2 enlarged lymph nodes in the ant mediastinum, pet suv of abt 4.7, suspected thymoma nearby. Can this be lymphoma?

Depends on the size: You need to tell us what the ct scan shows in the mediastinum? Are the lymph nodes enlarged? What is their size? You need a follow up ct/pet scan in a couple of months, unless your lymph nodes are larger than 2cm size. Tell us more details. ...Read more

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Have a 3cm ant mediastinum mass and 2 enlarged lymph nodes. Can docs tell if it's lymphoma or thymoma? Weight loss and bad cough as well.

Have a 3cm ant mediastinum mass and 2 enlarged lymph nodes. Can docs tell if it's lymphoma or thymoma? Weight loss and bad cough as well.

Medistinal mass: No, doc can not give you histology diagnosis without a biopsy. Given your symptomatic medistinal mass, enlarged lymph nodes, and weight loss, you should see your doc to arrange a biopsy. ...Read more

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What stage can thymoma be if it is 3cm, peak 3.8 suv on pet scan? Near by lymph node about 0.7-1cm. No invasion of pluera or pericardial.

Need Surgery: It is good that there is no clear evidence of spread of the thymoma on the pet scan, but final staging in thymoma is really based on what is found during the operation. The scans, however, strongly suggest this is an early-stage thymoma. ...Read more

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3cm thymoma detected. Pet suv peak 3.8 with nearby lymph node 0.7-1cm. Results inconclusive. Is a biopsy dangerous to do. Is cancer spillage possible?

3cm thymoma detected. Pet suv peak 3.8 with nearby lymph node 0.7-1cm. Results inconclusive. Is a biopsy dangerous to do. Is cancer spillage possible?

Need correct: Diagnosis for correct treatment , every procedure has risks , but out weigh its benefits , thoracic surgeons routinely do these procedures like your situation , discuss with your surgeon ...Read more

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During vats surgery of thymoma with enlarged lymph node nearby, can surgeon tell if it's lymphoma and stop surgery or cut out node as well?

Lymphoma: Surgeon usually would not be able to tell if it is lymphoma just from the apperance of the enlarged lymph node. It will require a biopsy and diagnosed by a pathologist through microscopic exmination, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry study. ...Read more