Document Detail


Ectopic cervical thymus: case report and review of pathogenesis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20003586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic cervical thymus is a rare anomaly, and 50 per cent of cases occur in children. The aim of this report was to remind clinicians of this rare condition, which is part of the differential diagnosis of a paediatric neck lump. METHOD: Case report together with literature review of the pathogenesis and management of ectopic cervical thymus. RESULTS: The ectopic cervical thymus is a rare cause of a benign neck mass, and is thus usually misdiagnosed as lymphadenopathy or neoplasia. We discuss its embryology, aetiology, presentation, histopathology, radiology and management, with reference to the reported case. CONCLUSION: Ectopic cervical thymus should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of a paediatric neck lump. The diagnosis can often be confirmed by cytology and radiology prior to surgical excision.
Authors:
Farhan Ahsan; R Allison; J White
Related Documents :
17009836 - Cervical spondylolysis: a case report.
16373786 - Vertebral artery dissection and cerebellar infarction following chiropractic manipulation.
20173516 - Posterolateral approaches to the craniovertebral junction.
19170086 - Multilevel lateral extra-cavitary corpectomy and reconstruction for non-contiguous meta...
25277916 - A re-appraisal of the systematic status of selected genera in palaemoninae (crustacea: ...
10495326 - Histology correlation with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ascus)...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  694-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand. farhan099@hotmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Choristoma / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis
Humans
Infant
Lipoma / diagnosis
Male
Neck*
Neoplasms, Adipose Tissue / diagnosis
Thymus Gland*
Treatment Outcome

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Topical 5-fluorouracil for granular myringitis: a double-blinded study.
Next Document:  Functional status after total laryngectomy: cross-sectional survey of 79 laryngectomees using the Pe...