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Cuadernos Hospital de Clínicas

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VERA-CARRASCO, Oscar; FERNANDEZ-DORADO, Jorge; CASTILLO-MURILLO, Augusto  y  GUTIERREZ-DORADO, Roberto Elías. Quiste multiloculado de timo. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2008, vol.53, n.2, pp. 50-53. ISSN 1562-6776.

ABSTRACT Thymic cysts of the mediastinum are extremely rare lesions that are usually asymptomatic. They can be divided into two types: unilocular thymic cysts which are considered as developmental malformations arising from embryonic duct remnants; thymopharingeal and multilocular thymic cysts which are considered of reactive nature as a result of inflammation of the structures derived from thymic medullary ductal epithelium. They are usually detected by Rx control; rarely do they manifest themselves by cough, dyspnea or other symptoms. Radiologically the tumor presents itself with smooth rounded edges; by TAC the thin walled cystic nature, density and water content can be established. We present this case of a multilocular cyst which prior to surgical treatment, radiologically simulated various medastinal tumors.

Palabras clave : Thymus; tumor; cyst.

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