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Thymic Hyperplasia (Thymic Rebound) Causing a False Positive PET Scan Following Chemotherapy

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The thymus will undergoing hyperplasia following systemic chemotherapy. This proliferation may be detected on a follow-up positron emission tomography (PET) scan. This can result in the patient undergoing unnecessary surgery.

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