Annika Weissferdt thymic lesions

Case 1

22 F presents with signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis. CT chest reveals a symmetric and normal-appearing thymus for age. One small area of low attenuation is noted. DD small thymoma vs normal gradual involution during aging.

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Case 2

37 M recently diagnosed with ITP, undergoes splenectomy.  Persistent LUQ pain leads to CT chest: 3.8 cm anterior mediastinal mass.

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Case 3

73 M with prostate cancer. Surveillance CT scan reveals 5 cm soft tissue mass in anterior mediastinum.

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Case 4

53 F smoker  with COPD and history of anterior mediastinal mass noted on imaging 3 years earlier. No history of autoimmune disease. Lost to follow up until presentation in emergency room. CT chest demonstrates 2.2 cm lung mass (SCC) and 11.5 cm anterior mediastinal mass.

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Case 5

47 F with 1 year history of neck pain. No history of autoimmune disease.  CT scan shows 5.5 cm lesion in anterior mediastinum.

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Case 6

40 F with 1-2 year history of left shoulder pain. No history of autoimmune disease.  CT chest shows 10.5 cm anterior mediastinal mass.

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Case 7

29 F with 1 year history of right chest wall pain. No history of autoimmune disease. CT chest shows 10 cm anterior mediastinal mass and several pleural based lesions.

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Case 8

72 M with chest pain. Cardiac work-up unremarkable. No history of autoimmune disease. CT chest demonstrates 5 cm anterior mediastinal mass.

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