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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a malignancy?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Likely

Thymoma generally considered a slow growing form of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Thymomas should be removed. Individuals with thymoma should have thorough evaluation by a thoracic surgeon. The following links may provide more information: http://goo.Gl/mqtn1 and this one: http://goo.Gl/oetwz and this one: http://goo.Gl/yjnh5.

In brief: Likely

Thymoma generally considered a slow growing form of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Thymomas should be removed. Individuals with thymoma should have thorough evaluation by a thoracic surgeon. The following links may provide more information: http://goo.Gl/mqtn1 and this one: http://goo.Gl/oetwz and this one: http://goo.Gl/yjnh5.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Benign almost always

These lesions are benign tumors arising on the basis of a developmental defect.
Medical suggest that they are derived from the third branchial arch and that they are composed of abnormal thymic tissue. This is quite an unusual disease. But is a benign tumor in virtually all reports, with no return after surgery or need for chemotherapy.

In brief: Benign almost always

These lesions are benign tumors arising on the basis of a developmental defect.
Medical suggest that they are derived from the third branchial arch and that they are composed of abnormal thymic tissue. This is quite an unusual disease. But is a benign tumor in virtually all reports, with no return after surgery or need for chemotherapy.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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