Change of thymic size during and following cytotoxic therapy in young patients
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In a retrospective study, 108 thoracic CT-scans of 18 patients aged 5–25 who had received cytotoxic treatment for solid tumors were evaluated. The thymic size decreased in 15/17 patients during treatment and increased in 14/15 after the end of therapy. In 5/5 patients, the change could also be detected with relapse therapy. These changes have to be considered in the evaluation of a mediastinal mass suspected of metastasis during and following cytotoxic therapy.
KeywordsPublic Health Retrospective Study Solid Tumor Young Patient Mediastinal Mass
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