Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 20–23 | Cite as

Change of thymic size during and following cytotoxic therapy in young patients

  • U. Bode
  • W. Scheidt


In a retrospective study, 108 thoracic CT-scans of 18 patients aged 5–25 who had received cytotoxic treatment for solid tumors were evaluated. The thymic size decreased in 15/17 patients during treatment and increased in 14/15 after the end of therapy. In 5/5 patients, the change could also be detected with relapse therapy. These changes have to be considered in the evaluation of a mediastinal mass suspected of metastasis during and following cytotoxic therapy.


Public Health Retrospective Study Solid Tumor Young Patient Mediastinal Mass 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Bode
    • 1
  • W. Scheidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's Hospital and Radiological ClinicUniversity of BonnBonnFRG

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