Acta Scientific ANATOMY

Mini Review Volume 2 Issue 4

Cervical Ectopia of the Thymus

Kogut AN1 Gorustovich OA2 and Ivantsou AU2*

1Medical Center "Lode" Brest, Belarus
2Grodno State Medical University, Belarus

*Corresponding Author: Ivantsou AU, Grodno State Medical University, Belarus

Received: April 17, 2023; Published: June 25, 2022

Abstract

The thymus, taking part in the formation of cellular immunity, occupies a central place among the organs of the immune system. During development, there is a dynamic migration of thymic tissue from embryonic sources located in the neck area to the mediastinum. Disruption of the thymic substance lowering processes leads to various forms of thymic ectopia, which causes difficulties in diagnosis and assessment of clinical symptoms.

Keywords: Thymus; Ectopia; Development

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Citation

Citation: Kogut AN and Ivantsou AU. “Cervical Ectopia of the Thymus".Acta Scientific Anatomy 2.4 (2023): 06-07.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Kogut AN and Ivantsou AU. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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