Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 140--141

Accessory thymus in posterior mediastinum


Sushmita Bhatnagar, Rohit Pradhan, Pankaj Shastri, Pradeep Shenoy 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India

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Sushmita Bhatnagar
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India

Presence of thymus in the normal position as well as in the posterior mediastinum is an unusual phenomenon. We report here a case of posterior mediastinal mass in a 20-month old male child who presented with dysphagia and dry cough. Investigations revealed it to be a solid posterior mediastinal mass, suspected to be either lymphoma or a neuroblastoma. Excision of the mass followed by histopathologic examination revealed the mass to be a normal thymus. This case indicates that a benign mass, an accessory thymus, though rare, can be located in the posterior mediastinum and cause symptoms similar to solid mediastinal tumors.


How to cite this article:
Bhatnagar S, Pradhan R, Shastri P, Shenoy P. Accessory thymus in posterior mediastinum.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2008;13:140-141


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Bhatnagar S, Pradhan R, Shastri P, Shenoy P. Accessory thymus in posterior mediastinum. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];13:140-141
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