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J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jul-Sep;24(3):206-208. doi: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_63_18.

Congenital Thymic Cyst: Antenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Management.

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1
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
2
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Abstract

Thymic cyst is regarded as a rare anomaly, accounting for about 3% of all anterior mediastinal masses. It can be either congenital or acquired. Congenital thymic cysts are usually asymptomatic, with about 50% found incidentally in childhood or adolescence. We report a case of 1-month 23-day-old male baby who was antenatally diagnosed at 32 weeks' gestation. Spontaneous resolution did not take place in the antenatal or neonatal period; instead, there was an increase in size on follow-up imaging. The baby was successfully managed by surgical excision.

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Congenital; excision; thymic cyst

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