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Pediatric » General
Enlarged thymus in the neonate
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Author(s) :
Chaitali Shah, FRCR
 
Presentation An ultrasound of the chest was done in this one-month-old baby for suspicious upper lobe consolidation.
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse view of the chest
Description: A uniformly echogenic solid appearing mass is seen in close proximity to the mediastinum and extending anteriorly in the thorax.
 
 
 
Caption: Right and left sagittal views of the mass
Description: The solid appearing mass is seen located anterior to the great vessels.
 
 
 
Caption: Color Doppler view of the mass
Description: The mass shows vascularity confirming its solid nature.
 
Differential Diagnosis Prominent thymus, upper lobe consolidation, sequestered lung
 
Final Diagnosis Prominent thymus
 
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