An ectopic hamartomatous thymoma compressing left jugular vein
Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma (EHT) is an extremely rare benign neoplasm. It is usually found at the root of the neck (frequently on the left) and does not usually impact adjacent tissues in clinically significant ways. While EHT manifests distinct pathological features, the lesion is either asymptomatic or may show nonspecific clinical features. We report one case of EHT which was assumed to be of low malignant potential since it severely compressed the inlet of left internal jugular vein as seen by computed tomography scan. To the best of our knowledge, this clinical finding of EHT is very rare. After the diagnosis and treatment of this patient, we believe that EHT or suspected EHT should be treated less invasively.Read More →

Case Report: Cervical Thymic Cyst
A thirteen-year old boy presented to us with diffuse swelling and moderate pain in the right side of the neck. The swelling had been noticed two months prior to presentation and gradually increased in size becoming painful a week before the patient presented to us.Read More →

Cervical thymoma is a primitive thymic neoplasia. It is very rare, with only 18 cases having been reported up to 1994 according to a survey of English-language literature, of which 16 cases were female.1 This disease presents higher incidence in female patients in their 4th to 6th decade of life.Read More →