Metastases to the thymus

Metastases to the thymus are rare, although they are probably under reported due to lack of symptoms. 


Varied primary tumours have been reported to metastasise to the thymus 1,2:

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rID: 51403
System: Chest, Oncology
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metastasis to the thymus
  • Thymic metastasis
  • Thymic metastases

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