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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

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Dr. Nathan Pennell
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Depends

A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report.
An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon!

In brief: Depends

A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report.
An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon!
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Depends

On the pathologist's report.

In brief: Depends

On the pathologist's report.
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