What does thymic hyperplasia mean?

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What does thymic hyperplasia mean?

What does thymic hyperplasia mean?

- thymic hyperplasia: it is a benign pathology given by the persistence of the thymic tissue and is accompanied by syndromes such as myasthenia gravis.

What is the Timic remnant?

Thymomas are epithelial tumors that originate from residues of the thymus, a gland present in childhood in the anterior mediastinum and which atrophies in adulthood. Frequent is the association of these tumors with autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis.

Where is the thymus located?

The thymus is a gland located in the chest, in front of the trachea; with the upper extremity it reaches the thyroid and with the lower one the fourth costal cartilage. Inside, T lymphocytes mature, white blood cells with fundamental functions in the immune system.
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