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Residual Thymus Tissue
Unlikely: Not to my knowledge, we all have some residual thymus tissue, it causes a problem in neuromuscular disorders but not in GI problems. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Did a ct of the chest and they found a residual thymus tissue in the anterior mediastinum. Should I be concerned?
3.3cm soft tissue dens ant/sup mediastinum likely residual or reactive thymus tissue? Does ur need biopsy?
Could be either: The thymus tends to involute in adults and often is just a small vestige of an organ. It can however become active under certain circumstances. The most concerning issue would be a thymoma or tumor of the thymus gland. That is often seen in neurological conditions like myasthenia gravis. I would be curious to know how/why this was found. ...Read more
Have chronic cough, small 4mm nodule. 3.3cm soft density tissue in anterior mediastinum. Etiologies residual thymus, thymoma,lymphoma. Should I worry?
I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?
Need more info: We all have a little of residual thymus in adult life. Did you have a thymus tumor that was treated? If you did not have any thymus tumor ever, residual thymus tissue is not a cause for concern, ...Read more
Thymus: The Thymus is a lymph gland in the lower front neck that is rather large in babies and the very young. As time goes by, the thymus "shrinks up". It helps babies and the very young build up their immune system. In some people, the thymus never goes completely away, like you. Absolutely nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Immune system: Thymus produces white blood cells, called lymphocytes, that travel to lymph nodes throughout the body. There they help the immune system protect the body from infections. Thymus is gland in superior anterior mediastinum helping with immunity in childhood and usually involutes after puberty. ...Read more
I had a cat scan for enlarged lymph nodes my report says some residual/reactive thymus what does that mean?
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 people have any thymic tissue visible on CT. So at your age, this is likely a normal finding. ...Read more
persisting "soft tissue fullness in the left AP window" and "soft tissue in the mediastinum, normal thymus" on CT? What could it be? Cause chest pain?
like LYMPH GLAND enlargement....
This finding requires an in person visit with your Primary Care Professional
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Had CT chest showed fatty tissue on thymus gland. Is this considered thymolipoma? What is, if any, treatment?
Probably normal: Thymus gradually becomes replaced by fat and involutes throughout maturation. The gland is atrophic or diminihed. Thymus is biggest at puberty and then regresses. Thymolipoma is very rare benign anterior mediastinal tumor. Most patients are asymptomatic but may present with symptoms attributable to its huge size or less frequently associated autoimmune myasthenia gravis, your situation is normal. ...Read more
I have an elevated ddimer of .8, cut off is .49 my ct was clear except it noted atecelactasis of both lung bases & residual thymus help please!?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a negative D-dimer result is good for ruling out blood cots, but a positive test is not very useful. The atelectasis in your lungs could be causing it. ...Read more
Is it normal on CT to show what appears to be erosion on the posterior side of the manubrium? I have residual thymus, and a mass in my sternal notch.
Not normal: Normal residual thymic tissue should not erode the manubrium. The nature of this mass needs to be fully explored. ...Read more
Could lump in my sternal notch could be causing intermittent ear pain? No infection. 30yrf. I have residual thymus, "may" be my mass? Growing/painless
Thymus: Not the ear, should get the "mass/lump" further evaluated, exam/radiologically/biopsy if need be ...Read more
My babies neck tissue measurement was high and they say he could have down syndrome. Can you explain this?
Cracking sound when I turn head after deep tissue neck massage- been over 1 week now, no pain but scared by this sound... Should I worry?
See a DO for opinion: Usually the cracking sound is just the articulation, or movement of one vertebrae over the other as you move your head. You need to let your massage therapist know what happened. Then, if it continues, see an osteopathic doctor for consult, evaluation and treatment, to put everything back into alignment. That should reduce or eliminate the sound altogether. ...Read more
Had a cervical lymphnode removed he said it looked normal but had fatty tissue attached, is fatty tissue normal for the neck lymphnodes?
Yes: The lymph node itself is what is important. Sounds like the lymph node was fine so ok ...Read more
Possible to get results with phys. Ther. A year after soft tissue injury to neck? Drs at the time did not refer to pt.
Yes after evaluation: Before you go to pt you should be evaluated by a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
See below: Lumps in the neck are common in young healthy patients and are usually enlarged lymph nodes after an infection. Generally speaking, see you doctor if it doesn't resolve in 3-4 weeks. You may need to have a biopsy or fine needle aspiration. ...Read more
What can I do if my mom has a soft tissue mass on the back of her neck is this most likely benign?
May or may not be: She needs to have it checked by a doctor. Without a medical examination, your guess is as bad as anyone else's. A benign growth typically does not grow... So if it is getting bigger, then a medical check up is essential before it gets out of control. ...Read more
Ii have a soft tissue edema on back of neck with chronic migraines no dr seems to no what 2 do this has been over a year?
Related vs Unrelated: Someone who has mysterious symptoms needs to find a primary care doctor who has the time and an interest in the particular type of symptoms. That doctor can evaluate and refer the patient to specialists to figure things out over time. For soft tissue edema, one needs to find out if it really is edema, and then why it's there. A dermatologist, ENT doctor, rheumatologist, and cancer doctor may help. ...Read more
Experiencing significant pain at the base of my skull shooting down through my neck and shoulders 2 weeks following deep tissue massage?
Can a known maxilary sinus growth vanish?. Assuming its was not a srcs? Can midseptal emphaseyma be same soft tissue srcs in upper lobes, to neck?
Assuming that you meant a polyp or polypoid growth, the answer is possible. But if it is a cancerous growth (much less likely), the answer would be unlikely.
I don't understand what the 2nd part of the question is either. In the future, it is best to post one question at a time given the limited space for replies. ...Read more
I had a deep tissue neck massage 8 days ago — had a cracking sound in my neck when I turn my head from side to side, ever since that wasn't present before is this normal? Massage given by phys therp.
My trapaziod has hurt for 1 month. First as a knot. Now it's a litte bigger, hurts into the base of my neck. It also is messing with the soft tissue in?
OTC meds, imaging:
Muscular pain can be frustrating. Taking an anti inflammatory drug such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, naprosyn obtained OTC at a pharmacy may help. Take with food so it does not upset your stomach.
Changing position, work clothes posture may help as well.
Massage and warm shower can break muscle spasm
May need to get imaging tests.
Dr Lange ...Read more
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