Normal thymus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Chest CT for trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male
CT

CT Chest (selected images)

Selected images depicting the normal appearance of the thymus in the anterior mediastinum.  

Annotated image

Yellow line delineating the two asymmetric lobes of the thymus. 

Case Discussion

The thymus is a T-cell producing lymphoid organ in the anterior mediastinum that plays a role in the development of the immune system. 

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Case information

rID: 39553
Case created: 9th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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