Abscess of thymus

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Abscess of thymus
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An abscess of the thymus (also known as "Dubois' abscesses")[1] is a condition that is one of many possible causes of cysts in the mediastinum.

It can present with chest pain behind the sternum.[2]

It can be associated with congenital syphilis.[3]

Although the thymus is usually classified with the immune system, thymic diseases are classified with endocrine disorders in ICD-9 and ICD-10.


  1. ^ "Definition: Dubois' abscesses from Online Medical Dictionary". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13.
  2. ^ Nah JC, Lee B, Kwak CH, et al. (2008). "Spontaneous rupture of idiopathic thymic abscess with a markedly increased CA-125 level". Intern. Med. 47 (10): 953–6. doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.47.0699. PMID 18480581. Archived from the original on 2012-12-19.
  3. ^ "Dubois abscess" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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