Cervical thymic cyst, a case report and review of the literature

Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Nezameddin Berjis, Alireza Mesbah


Cervical thymic cyst is not a common pathology encountered in either an adult or a child. Our case presentation is of an infant girl with a right cervical soft mass. It was totally resected and histological analysis revealed a thymic cyst. The diagnosis of thymic cyst is not possible prior to histological examination. Therefore, in children the disorder should be considered as a differential diagnosis of each cervical soft tissue mass and evaluation of mediastinum should be done for the presence of thymic tissue.
KEY WORDS: Cervical thymic cyst, neck mass, children.


Cervical thymic cyst ,neck mass, children

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