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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
Normal finding: The thymus gland is found in your mediastinum, it is part of your immune system (it helps with the development of your t-cells). It is larger in youth and diminishes in size with age. This is not a finding that suggests a problem. ...Read more
GoBackToThePetBox: At your age the thymus is considered a residual organ, kind of like your appendix.Now,there are some theories as to its function later in life (an immune function or whatever),but overall it just sits there.Of course,it's made of living tissue so there will be some"activity"in it & rarely,can develop a tumor or infection.But in your case who knows?The people who ordered the test in the first place ...Read more
PET scan to investigate a Right Hilar enlarged lymph node1.4cmX.9cm Results: residual thymic tissue mild activity SUV 1.5. This normal? I reCT in 4mo
Possibly: SUV of 1.5 is normal to maybe reactive. This makes it very unlikely to be worrisome. The follow up CT should be improved or no change ...Read more
My recent CT scan showed residual thymic tissue with no mediastinal adenopathy present. What does this mean and should I be concerned?
CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?
Is it normal to have CT scan say stable increased lobulated density in anterior superior mediastinum may represent residual disease vs thymic tissue?
Mediastinum: Of course it depends on many factors. It's normal to see thymic tissue until early 20s is seen in fewer than 50% of people over 40. This density can be possibly be anything including normal, reaction to infection, thymic cysts, or hyperplasia from systemic disease. Fortunately it is stable, but a conversation with your doc and radiologist would be the best thing moving forward. ...Read more
CT scan of chest came back normal but says "Soft tissue in the anterior mediastinum noted,likely residual thymic tissue." thymoma at 21 possible?
My symptom is dyspnea with exertion -5 mos now. All tests say PAVM, but CT scan saw "thymic tissue" in my lungs. What does this mean, should I worry?
At your age,: having some residual thymic tissue in the anterior mediastinum(I assume that's where it is) is normal. ...Read more