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Doctor insights on: Underdeveloped Thymus Gland

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Could thymus gland regrow?

Could thymus gland regrow?

Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more

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What are foods that are good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

What are foods that are good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods have beneficial effects on your nervous system, immune system and hormonal system and hence your thymus gland as well. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are food good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Could you tell me what are food good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

Not certain: Eating fish is supposed to be good for the brain. I know of no food which nourishes your thymus, not even sweet bread. ...Read more

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I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?

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 bit 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

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Can a baby be born without a thymus gland?

Can a baby be born without a thymus gland?

YES: Several genetic defects that affect the development of t lymphocytes (immune system blood cells) results in absent or very small thymus. Also, deletion of chromosome 22q11 or digeorge syndrome, a relatively common genetic syndrome, causes poor devlopment of thymus, which is significant in 1% of babies with this chromosomal deletion. ...Read more

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When to go to ED for enlarged thymus gland?

When to go to ED for enlarged thymus gland?

Unsure about what: Ed means. If you mean emergency dept. Then there is really no need to go to "ed". Go to a primary physician who will then order a chest xray and ct scan of the chest for evaluation. Your clinical findings may indicate myasthenia gravis or thymoma. ...Read more

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How is the thymus gland removed with minimally invasive surgery?

How is the thymus gland  removed with minimally invasive surgery?

Thymus lives: Behind the sternum or breast bone. Splitting it to access it or coronary arteries for bypass leaves a long scar. Big blood vessels live behind, the heart below. Accessing from above was done to acess nodes, or the left pleural space with thoracoscopic scopes is plausible, reserving conversion to open if bleeding ensues. There are many important vessels and nerves. I'd pick mediastinotomy still. ...Read more

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What are the thymus glands and the hormones they secrete?

What are the thymus glands and the hormones they secrete?

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 blood cell that protects body from certain viruses and other infections.Thymus produces and secretes thymosin, hormone necessary for T cell development and production.Thymus involutes following puberty. ...Read more

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What is the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis?

What is the role of the thymus gland in myasthenia gravis?

Treatment: Agree with dr. Brown. Often, abnormalities found in thymus. Probably more importantly is its role in treatment/possible cure. In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. This link may assist: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?

May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many different reason,some obvious,others not so obvious. ...Read more