Normal thymus on trauma CT
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Normal thymus within the anterior mediastinum in a 30yo female.
In children and young adults it is important to be aware of the normal presence and appearance of the thymus in the anterior mediastinum superiorly. In the setting of trauma the mediastinal fat is a key check area for haemorrhage which may draw your attention to an aortic injury and therefore being able to differentiate haemorrhage from thymus is important.