Superior Herniation of Normal Mediastinal Thymus

Tabinda Naz Qureshi*, Majid Al Jabri, Sameer Raniga, Hussein Al Kindi

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Superior herniation of normal mediastinal thymus is a rare cause of anterior neck swelling, and only a few cases are reported in the literature. It clinically presents as a suprasternal swelling in the neck that appears during increased intrathoracic pressure. It is a benign condition that requires clinical and radiological awareness to avoid unnecessary investigations and invasive procedures. Ultrasound is the imaging of choice for the diagnosis, and management is conservative. This is a case report of a three-week-old male neonate who presented with anterior neck swelling and stridor, diagnosed as a case of superior herniation of normal thymus and was managed conservatively.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere319
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Mediastinum
  • Neck
  • Ultrasonography
  • Valsalva Maneuver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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