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Title: Ectopic cervical thymus associated with infant death: 2 case reports and literature review.
Authors: Ishida, Tokiko
Kotani, Hirokazu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Miyao, Masashi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Abiru, Hitoshi
Kawai, Chihiro
Osamura, Toshio
Tamaki, Keiji  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 小谷, 泰一
Keywords: Ectopic cervical thymus
Mechanical asphyxia
Sudden and unexpected infant death
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Journal title: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Volume: 77
Issue: 9
Start page: 1609
End page: 1612
Abstract: An ectopic cervical thymus is a rare congenital anomaly that can be located anywhere along the developmental pathway of thymic descent. Most lesions manifest as a cystic mass and have an indolent course. Two fatal cases associated with ectopic cervical thymus in the form of a solid mass are presented in conjunction with a review of the clinicopathological characteristics of the solid form. This report emphasizes the importance of considering a diagnosis of ectopic cervical thymus in infants with neck masses, with or without obstructive symptoms, to prevent possibly fatal outcomes.
Rights: © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.06.030
PubMed ID: 23890765
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