link
Bookmarks
Thymic Cyst
Melissa L. Rosado-de-Christenson, MD, FACR
To access 4,300 diagnoses written by the world's leading experts in radiology, please log in or subscribe.Log inSubscribe
0
14
1
3

KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Congenital thymic cyst: Derived from embryonic remnants of thymopharyngeal duct
              • Acquired thymic cyst
                • Inflammatory process
                • Association with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy
                • Association with malignant neoplasia
                • Multilocular thymic cyst in 1% of children with HIV

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Nasseri F et al: Clinical and radiologic review of the normal and abnormal thymus: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 30(2):413-28, 2010
                                      2. Takahashi K et al: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of mediastinal tumors. J Magn Reson Imaging. 32(6):1325-39, 2010
                                      3. Maher MM et al: Imaging of thymoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 17(1):12-9, 2005
                                      4. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging findings of expansile lesions of the thymus. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 34(1):22-34, 2005
                                      5. Jeung MY et al: Imaging of cystic masses of the mediastinum. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S79-93, 2002
                                      6. Choi YW et al: Idiopathic multilocular thymic cyst: CT features with clinical and histopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(4):881-5, 2001
                                      Related Anatomy
                                      Loading...
                                      Related Differential Diagnoses
                                      Loading...
                                      References
                                      Tables

                                      Tables

                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Congenital thymic cyst: Derived from embryonic remnants of thymopharyngeal duct
                                                  • Acquired thymic cyst
                                                    • Inflammatory process
                                                    • Association with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy
                                                    • Association with malignant neoplasia
                                                    • Multilocular thymic cyst in 1% of children with HIV

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Nasseri F et al: Clinical and radiologic review of the normal and abnormal thymus: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 30(2):413-28, 2010
                                                                          2. Takahashi K et al: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of mediastinal tumors. J Magn Reson Imaging. 32(6):1325-39, 2010
                                                                          3. Maher MM et al: Imaging of thymoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 17(1):12-9, 2005
                                                                          4. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging findings of expansile lesions of the thymus. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 34(1):22-34, 2005
                                                                          5. Jeung MY et al: Imaging of cystic masses of the mediastinum. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S79-93, 2002
                                                                          6. Choi YW et al: Idiopathic multilocular thymic cyst: CT features with clinical and histopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 177(4):881-5, 2001