Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 96–97 | Cite as

Ultrasound diagnosis of thymic hemorrhage in an infant with late-onset hemorrhagic disease

  • E. Urvoas
  • D. Pariente
  • A. Rousset
  • D. De Victor
  • A. Leblanc


Thymic hemorrhage related to coagulopathy by vitamin K deficiency is a rare condition. We report a case in a 4-week-old boy presenting with acute onset of respiratory distress and anemia. Ultrasound examination of a compressive anterior mediastinal mass established the diagnosis of thymic hemorrhage and allowed us to follow resolution under medical treatment.


Public Health Anemia Medical Treatment Respiratory Distress Ultrasound Examination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Urvoas
    • 1
  • D. Pariente
    • 1
  • A. Rousset
    • 2
  • D. De Victor
    • 2
  • A. Leblanc
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric RadiologyCHU BicêtreLe Kremlin-Bicêtre CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Intensive Care UnitCHU BicêtreLe Kremlin-Bicêtre CedexFrance
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsLouise Michel HospitalEvry CedexFrance

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