Recognition of a normal thymus in adults is becoming significantly important because it can be misdiagnosed as an anterior mediastinal lesion.
Eur J Radiol. 2012 Nov;81(11):3581-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.12.015. Epub 2012 Jan 10. Normal CT characteristics of the thymus in adults. Simanovsky N(1) .
What constitutes a normal thymus is another important issue. Because the thymus demonstrates.
As a result, many adults with some preserved soft tissue in the thymus may undergo extensive work-up to exclude mediastinal tumor. Our aim was to quantify CT.
The thymus is a specialized primary lymphoid organ of the immune system. Within the thymus .. In neonates, but not older children or adults, the relative size of the thymus obstructs surgical access to the heart. Removal of the thymus in infancy.