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Wavy thymus

Systems: Chest
Sections: Anatomy
Tags: thymus
Modality: X-ray Wavy thymus Note the left mediastinal border is wavy, where the soft and pliable thymus is indented by the overlying ribs.

From the case:

Wavy thymus - “Wavy thymus incidentally seen on a neonate. The lungs are hyperinflated. There is some interstitial thickening bilaterally but there are no major a...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Thymus - “The thymus is a T-cell producing organ in the anterior mediastinum. Embryologically it derives from the 3rd pharyngeal pouch. Gross anatomyIt is re...”
  • Wave sign - “The wave sign refers to the indentation of the normal thymus in young children by the ribs, resulting in a wavy border. ”

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