Thymic epithelial hyperplasia with nodular sclerosis Hogkin's disease

Wataru Ito, Kensuke Kojima, Kumi Fujiwara, Yasuo Nanba, Tadashi Yoshino, Katsuji Shinagawa, Fumihiko Ishimaru, Kazuma Ikeda, Kenji Niiya, Mitsune Tanimoto

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We report a case of simultaneous occurrence of thymic epithelial hyperplasia and Hodgkin's disease. A computed tomographic scan of the chest revealed a tumor in the anterior mediastinum and conspicuous swelling of lymph nodes in the upper and lower mediastinum. The anterior mediastinal tumor was histologically diagnosed as thymic epithelial hyperplasia, while the lymph nodes were nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's disease. Our findings suggest that thymic hyperplasia might be directly involved in the pathology of at least some cases of Hodgkin's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2229-2231
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Reed-Sternberg cells
  • Thymic epithelial hyperplasia
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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