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Case report


Large Multilocular Thymic Cyst: A Rare Finding in an HIV Positive Adult Female

Xiao ShiFarbod NasseriDavid M BergerArun C Nachiappan
Departments of Radiology, and 1Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Date of Submission: 31-May-2012, Date of Acceptance: 02-Jul-2012, Date of Web Publication: 30-Aug-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Arun C. Nachiappan

Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 360, Houston, TX, USA.
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Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Arun C. Nachiappan

Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 360, Houston, TX, USA.
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DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.100379 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Multilocular thymic cysts with follicular hyperplasia are uncommon masses that occur in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive individuals. These cysts mostly present in HIV positive children. Here we report a rare case of multilocular thymic cyst in an HIV positive adult female. In this case report, the radiologic findings of multilocular thymic cyst, management and prognosis are discussed.
Keywords: AIDS, HIV, Follicular Hyperplasia, Multilocular Thymic Cyst, Thymus

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