from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually benign tumor of the thymus, composed of epithelial and lymphoid cells.

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  • n. Any tumour of the thymus


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  • My doctor discovered a chest wall mass and told me it may be a somewhat rare cancer called thymoma.

    Randy Pausch

  • And one of the things that worries me about that is, we operate on patients who have had significant irradiation, for example, if they've had marked irradiation for their breast cancer or for their thymoma or a lymphoma in the chest, over a period of about 15 years we'll see those patients come back and we have to operate on them because the radiation caused obstruction.

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  • He was diagnosed with thymoma, cancer of the thymus gland in the chest, and with leukemia.

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  • Dr. Loehrer is an internationally recognized researcher and specialist in thymoma, genitourinary cancers, and gastrointestinal cancers.

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  • Paraneoplastic autoimmunity frequently accompanies thymoma.

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  • Tissue biopsy with thorough immunohistochemistry is required to differentiate precursor T-ALL / T-LBL from thymoma and small cell carcinoma.

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  • In this paper, we present the case of a woman with a slow-growing ectopic thymoma, stemming from the visceral pleura of the upper lobe of the left lung anteriorly, extending into the left lung and the cardiac wall, invading the fatty tissue near the pericardium, notably without infiltrating the lung or cardiac parenchyma.

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  • To our knowledge, a case of an ectopic thymoma stemming from the visceral pleura of the lung is extremely rare.

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  • The thymoma was successfully removed via thoracotomy.

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  • The PI3K-mediated (PIK3CB) signal is further triggered by activation of protein kinase B (AKT1, v-akt murine thymoma viral homolog 1) and phosphorylates GSK3A.

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