Images in pediatrics: The thymic sail sign and thymic wave sign.
Summary of "Images in pediatrics: The thymic sail sign and thymic wave sign."
The authors present a radiographic image portraying the "thymic sail sign" and the "thymic wave sign," both normal findings in infant radiographs and present a short description of these signs. These are distinguished from pathologic findings such as the "spinnaker-sail sign" in pneumomediastinum.
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This article was published in the following journal.
Name: European journal of pediatrics
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23108846
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00431-012-1870-x
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