Open Access Mini Review

Thymus is the Joker of the Neck in Children

Elham A Elgabaly Moustafa Ahmed1*, Amani Hilal Al Ysar2, Manal Ali Alraeesi2

1Department of Radiology, Consultant radiologist, Aljalia children specialty hospital, UAE

2Department of Radiology, Radiology technologist and Sonographer, Aljalia children specialty hospital, UAE

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 07, 2021;  Published Date:February 25, 2021


In spite, remnants of thymus tissue can be found anywhere in the neck along the course of thymus decent from the submandibular region to the anterior mediastinum, the ectopic thymus is rarely recorded as a cause of neck masses especially in the pediatric age group. However, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of any neck mass or thyroid nodule in pediatric patients, according to clinical work.

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