Infant ectopic cervical thymus one case report: diagnostic and management difficulties.

@article{Zhaoqiang2012InfantEC,
  title={Infant ectopic cervical thymus one case report: diagnostic and management difficulties.},
  author={Zhang Zhao-qiang and Zhang Qing-bin and Chen Lei and Chen Dan and Chen Yu and Yan Wangxiang and Ding Xueqiang},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={
          701-5
        }
}
  • Zhang Zhao-qiang, Zhang Qing-bin, +4 authors Ding Xueqiang
  • Published in
    Journal of cranio-maxillo…
    2012
  • DOI:10.1016/j.jcms.2011.12.006
Cervical ectopic thymus (CET), an embryological anomaly detected incidentally at autopsy, is rarely described in clinical patients. Furthermore, aberrant cervical thymic tissue is an infrequently reported cause of neck masses, and especially for pediatric patients. However, according to clinical work, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of neck masses, particularly for children patients. Thymic tissue rests can be found all along the route of thymic descent from the neck into… CONTINUE READING

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