A Case Report of Cervical Thymic Cyst and Review of Literature

  • Madhira SrivalliEmail author
  • Hamid Abdul Qaiyum
  • Prayaga N. Srinivas Moorthy
  • Kolloju Srikanth
Clinical Report


We are reporting a case of 10-year-old female child with an asymptomatic left sided cystic neck mass who underwent surgical excision. She was diagnosed as having a cervical thymic cyst based on histopathologic findings. The review of available literature on thymic cyst has shown that cervical thymic cyst is a rare occurrence, but should always be thought of in the differential diagnosis of cystic masses in the neck especially presenting in children.


Thymic cyst Pediatric neck masses Ectopic thymus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhira Srivalli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hamid Abdul Qaiyum
    • 1
  • Prayaga N. Srinivas Moorthy
    • 1
  • Kolloju Srikanth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of E.N.T.-Head & Neck Surgery, Princess Esra HospitalDeccan College of Medical SciencesHyderabadIndia

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