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airway hyper-reactivity (asthma), bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans or reduced (restrictive lung function) with pathologies that involve the lung parenchyma (ILD), the pleura or the thoracic cage.
Obtrusion of lung tissue outside of the thoracic cage is an exceedingly rare entity, with fewer than 300 cases documented in current literature (1).
These epithelial cells taken from the thymus, an organ found in the thoracic cage, switch over from what they were originally created by the body to do and take up a novel role according to their new environment.