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We present a case with an unexpected nodule in the thymus showing increased F-FDG uptake on PET/CT. The nodule was surgically removed. Histopathologic examination revealed granuloma in the thymus. This case indicates physicians and radiologists must be aware that although thymic granuloma is rare, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of the thymic lesions with F-FDG accumulation along with neoplastic and nonneoplastic conditions.
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Name: Clinical nuclear medicine
is a common intestinal nematode of humans that can be considered relatively harmless. A polypoid lesion mimicking malignancy was detected in the rectum of a 66-year-old female patient who had been ope...
Thymic atypical carcinoid has high recurrence and metastasis rates due to frequent lymph node metastases. The aim of the study is to report a case of atypical thymic carcinoid mimicking a paragangliom...
To investigate the value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/computed tomography (CT) in predicting the simplified WHO grade of malignancy in thymic epithelial tumors.
Mycobacterium marinum causes a rare cutaneous disease known as fish tank granuloma (FTG). The disease manifestations resemble those associated with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL). The aim of this study ...
The intent of the study is to assess the antitumor activity of PHA-848125AC as second-line treatment in patients with recurrent or metastatic, unresectable thymic carcinoma previously trea...
This study aims to investigate the clinical activity of sunitinib in patients with advanced thymic carcinoma who have failed chemotherapy.
This is a multicentric study. All patients with TET (thymic epithelial tumors) of any histological type will participate in the study. This is an open-label phase 2 study that will follow ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of different suture material on the incidence of suture granuloma.
the World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a classification of histopathological thymic tumor and it significance in prognosis. Chest computed tomography (CT) is the most common meth...
A neoplasm originating from thymic tissue, usually benign, and frequently encapsulated. Although it is occasionally invasive, metastases are extremely rare. It consists of any type of thymic epithelial cell as well as lymphocytes that are usually abundant. Malignant lymphomas that involve the thymus, e.g., lymphosarcoma, Hodgkin's disease (previously termed granulomatous thymoma), should not be regarded as thymoma. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A non-neoplastic inflammatory lesion, usually of the jaw or gingiva, containing large, multinucleated cells. It includes reparative giant cell granuloma. Peripheral giant cell granuloma refers to the gingiva (giant cell epulis); central refers to the jaw.
A disorder of the skin, the oral mucosa, and the gingiva, that usually presents as a solitary polypoid capillary hemangioma often resulting from trauma. It is manifested as an inflammatory response with similar characteristics to those of a granuloma.
Subacute inflammation of the inguinal lymph glands caused by certain immunotypes of CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS. It is a sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. but is more widespread in developing countries. It is distinguished from granuloma venereum (see GRANULOMA INGUINALE), which is caused by Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.