Thymic Cyst: An Unusual Cause of Cervical Mass in Children: A Case Report
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2020, Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 356-360
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Cervical thymic cyst is uncommon cause of neck cysts in children, more common in boys and on the left side of the neck, congenital typemore prevalent than the rare acquired types.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of three years old boy who presented with soft, mobile, non tender cystic mass on left side of the neck. The cystic nature of the lesion was detected clinically and confirmed by CT-scan and MRI .Successful surgical excision through mid line sternetomy was done. The diagnosis was established by histopathological study
CONCLUSION: Congenital cervical thymic cyst is rare condition with an excellent prognosis especially if diagnosed early followed by prompt surgical excision by a surgeon who is familiar with anatomy and embryology of the thymic cyst
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