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Inspiratory stridor and dysphagia in two newborn infants caused by ectopic thymus tissue.
European Journal of Pediatrics
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
We report two cases of ectopic cervical thymus, a solid thymic lesion, and a thymus cyst causing inspiratory stridor and mild dysphagia in the neonatal period. Because of the rarity of thymic dystopia, the two masses were initially misdiagnosed as more common entities, namely, lymph node enlargement and lymphangioma, respectively. The correct diagnosis was made only after surgical excision and histopathological examination. This case report is completed by a short review of embryogenic development, diagnostic procedures with differential diagnoses, and therapeutic outcome of ectopic thymus.
Choristoma/pathology, Choristoma/surgery, Deglutition Disorders/diagnosis, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Lymphangioma, Cystic/pathology, Lymphangioma, Cystic/surgery, Male, Respiratory Sounds/physiopathology, Thymus Neoplasms/pathology, Thymus Neoplasms/surgery
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