volume 40, issue 8, P701-705 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.12.006
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Zhang Zhaoqiang, Zhang Qingbin, Chen Lei, Chen Dan, Chen Yu, Yan Wangxiang, Ding Xueqiang

Abstract: 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 the anterior media…

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