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Case 14259

Thymic hyperplasia in a patient with Grave’s disease: MRI findings.

Author(s)
Anastasia Zikou , Georgia Mouka, Maria I Argyropoulou .

Department of Clinical Radiology, Medical School of Ioannina, Greece.
Email: anzikou@cc.uoi.gr
 
Patient
female, 27 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    MRI-STIR coronal

    STIR coronal image shows a diffusely and symmetrically enlarged thyroid gland extending in the upper mediastinum (arrows) and a homogenous normal shaped hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MRI-T1 coronal

    T1 TSE coronal image shows a diffusely and symmetrically enlarged thyroid gland extending in the upper mediastinum (arrows) and a homogenous normal shaped hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MRI STIR axial

    STIR axial image shows the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    MRI STIR axial.

    STIR axial images shows the retrosternal thymus hyperplasia in the upper mediastinum (curved arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    MRA coronal (a)

    Coronal images (A,B) from the angiographic program reveal the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows) and the hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    MRA coronal (b)

    Coronal images (C,D) from the angiographic program reveal the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows) and the hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: MR-Angiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
STIR coronal image shows a diffusely and symmetrically enlarged thyroid gland extending in the upper mediastinum (arrows) and a homogenous normal shaped hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).
 
T1 TSE coronal image shows a diffusely and symmetrically enlarged thyroid gland extending in the upper mediastinum (arrows) and a homogenous normal shaped hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).
 
STIR axial image shows the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows).
 
STIR axial images shows the retrosternal thymus hyperplasia in the upper mediastinum (curved arrows).
 
Coronal images (A,B) from the angiographic program reveal the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows) and the hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).
 
Coronal images (C,D) from the angiographic program reveal the enlarged thyroid gland (arrows) and the hyperplastic thymus gland (curved arrows).
 
 
 
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