Cervical presentation of thymic cysts

Alexander M. Guba, Andrew E. Adam, Darrell A. Jaques, Robert G. Chambers

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Sixteen cases of cervical thymic cyst are added to the previously reported fifty-six cases. Seventy-five per cent of the patients were less than twenty years old. Eighty per cent complained of a painless mass preoperatively. The histologic diagnosis of cervical thymic cyst was made if thymic epithelial elements could be found adjacent to the cyst cavity; Hassall's corpuscles were usually present. Cholesterol granulomata could usually be identified. The theories of origin of cervical thymic cyst are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-436
Number of pages7
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1978

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  • Surgery

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    Guba, A. M., Adam, A. E., Jaques, D. A., & Chambers, R. G. (1978). Cervical presentation of thymic cysts. The American Journal of Surgery, 136(4), 430-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9610(78)90256-8