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Anterior mediastinal mass in a patient with Graves' disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16631707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thymic hyperplasia is a common feature in Graves' disease. However, in most cases, thymic enlargement is minimal, and radiologically detectable massive enlargement of the thymus is infrequently reported. Half of them undergo thymectomy due to the concern about a thymoma. We report a 28-year-old woman with untreated Graves' disease. She had an anterior mediastinal mass that was diagnosed as true thymic hyperplasia by biopsy and disappeared after treatment of the hyperthyroid state. Recognizing the association between thymic hyperplasia and Graves'disease, and existence of the benign course after treatment of the hyperthyroidism may be useful for avoiding unnecessary surgical procedure.
Kazuki Yamanaka; Haruhiko Nakayama; Katsuya Watanabe; Yoichi Kameda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1904-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Graves Disease / pathology*
Thymus Gland / pathology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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