Objective: Patients frequently have an "enlarged thymus" incidentally identified on imaging. We sought to determine whether thymectomy is appropriate in patients with diffusely enlarged thymus glands. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted of patients undergoing thymectomy without myasthenia gravis at 1 institution over 15 years. Results: Of patients undergoing thymectomy, patients had complete data.
Protective reactive thymus hyperplasia in COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome
What Is the Thymus Gland and Why Is It Important?
I was born in the 's and treated with radiation as a newborn. I weighed 9lbs. Years later it came out that many babies were treated with radiation. The doctors I've found who know about it say basically back then it was young doctors with new toys that they wanted to use.
Metrics details. While chest CT scans are routinely performed in the initial assessment of patients with severe pulmonary forms, thymus involvement and reactivation have not been investigated so far. In this observational study, we systematically scored the enlargement of the thymus and the lung involvement, using CT scans, in all adult patients admitted to the ICU for COVID or any other cause control group at one centre between March and April