Computed tomography of the normal thymus.

  title={Computed tomography of the normal thymus.},
  author={Richard L. Baron and Jeong Kyong Lee and Stuart S. Sagel and R. J. Peterson},
  volume={142 1},
Recognition of variations in size, shape, and density of the normal thymus on computed tomographic (CT) scans is of paramount importance, lest it be misinterpreted as an abnormal mediastinal mass. Studying patients subsequently proved free of active chest disease, we analyzed 154 CT scans of the mediastinum, performed on a fourth-generation scanner, to determine the incidence of visualization and appearance of the normal thymus. The thymus was seen in 100% of patients under age 30, 73% of… CONTINUE READING

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