Normal thymus

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Chest CT for trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

CT Chest (selected images)

Modality: CT

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

Modality: 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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