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2007-08-29-08 Thymus © Galluzzo www.thefetus.net/
Thymus

Roberto Noya Galluzzo, MD; Denise Costa Meyer, MD; Telma Sakuno, MD.

Instituto Fernandes Figueiras - FIOCRUZ and Hospital Universitário UFSC -  Santa Catarina, Brazil. 

 

Case report

These are some images of the thymus obtained prenatally and postnatally. The structure of the thymus is sometime so well visualized that can be a source of confusion and can imitate thoracal pathology.

Images 1, 2: Third trimester scans showing sagittal and transverse views of the thorax with the marked thymus (bordered by arrows on the image 2).

 

Images 3, 4:  Third trimester scans showing sagittal and transverse views of the thorax with the marked thymus.

 

Images 5, 6:  Third trimester scans showing sagittal and transverse views of the thorax with the marked thymus.

 

Video 1:  Video shows a third trimester transverse scan of the thorax at the level of three-vessel-view of the heart with the marked thymus anteriorly.

Images 7, 8: Postnatal ultrasonography showing thymus of the neonate.

 

Images 9, 10: Postnatal ultrasonography showing thymus of the neonate.

 

 

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