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

J Clin Imaging Sci. 2012;2:55. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.100379. Epub 2012 Aug 30.


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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