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Ectopic cervical thymus associated with infant death: 2 case reports and literature review.
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PMID:  23890765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An ectopic cervical thymus is a rare congenital anomaly that can be located anywhere along the developmental pathway of thymic descent. Most lesions manifest as a cystic mass and have an indolent course. Two fatal cases associated with ectopic cervical thymus in the form of a solid mass are presented in conjunction with a review of the clinicopathological characteristics of the solid form. This report emphasizes the importance of considering a diagnosis of ectopic cervical thymus in infants with neck masses, with or without obstructive symptoms, to prevent possibly fatal outcomes.
Authors:
Tokiko Ishida; Hirokazu Kotani; Masashi Miyao; Hitoshi Abiru; Chihiro Kawai; Toshio Osamura; Keiji Tamaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Forensic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
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