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Descriptor English: Thymoma
Descriptor Spanish: Timoma
Descriptor Portuguese: Timoma
Descriptor French: Thymome
Entry term(s): Carcinoma, Thymic
Carcinomas, Thymic
Thymic Carcinoma
Thymic Carcinomas
Thymomas
Tree number(s): C04.557.435.850
C04.588.894.949.500
C15.604.861.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013945
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: coordinate IM with THYMUS NEOPLASMS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
BS blood supply
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SC secondary
SU surgery
TH therapy
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 14332
Unique ID: D013945
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Thymoma - Preferred
Concept UI M0021459
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Thymoma
Entry term(s) Thymomas
Carcinoma, Thymic - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0021460
Preferred term Carcinoma, Thymic
Entry term(s) Carcinomas, Thymic
Thymic Carcinoma
Thymic Carcinomas



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