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Hyperplasia

  • Walter J. Hofmann
  • Peter Möller
  • Herwart F. Otto

Abstract

It was in 1614 that Platter described the condition “mors thymica” (mors subita =“sudden infant death”) caused by pressure of an enlarged (hyperplastic) thymus (“thymus magnum”) on the trachea. “Thymus ingens” was also described by Morgagni (1761) in the Epistola de morbis thoracis of his epochal work “De sedibus, et causis morborum per anatomen indagatis.

Keywords

Germinal Centre Mediastinal Mass Thymus Gland Lymph Follicle Thymic Hyperplasia 
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  • Walter J. Hofmann
  • Peter Möller
  • Herwart F. Otto

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