volume 41, issue 1, P7-9 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.04.003
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Giulia Amodeo, Orlando Cipriani, Raniero Orsini, Domenico Scopelliti

Abstract: The ectopic cervical thymoma is a rare site for a thymus neoplasm. It is frequently confused with cyst or with later neck mass of uncertain diagnosis until a histological diagnosis is made. Thymic neoplasms normally arise in the mediastinum, causing signs and symptoms of compression of the adjacent structures. Although rare, malignant thymomas may develop from an ectopic thymus, situated in the thyroid gland (Miyauchi et al., 1985; Matsuura et al., 2004), the neck (Yan et al., 2010; Yao et al., 2010; Jung et a…

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