Images in pediatrics: The thymic sail sign and thymic wave sign

Alves, Nuno; Sousa, Marta
January 2013
European Journal of Pediatrics;Jan2013, Vol. 172 Issue 1, p133
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Spontaneous pneumorrhachis in bronchial asthma. Eesa, M.; Kandpal, H.; Sharma, R.; Misra, A. // Acta Radiologica;Sep2006, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p672 

    We report on an 18-year-old male with bronchial asthma who presented with swelling over the neck and upper chest after a mild episode of bronchospasm. Physical examination was suggestive of subcutaneous emphysema, which was subsequently confirmed on a radiograph. Computed tomography in addition...

  • Chest tuberculosis with mediastinal asymptomatic lymphadenitis without lung involvement in an immunocompetent patient. Pirina, Pietro; Spada, Valentina; Santoru, Luigi; Francesca Polo, Maria; Molicotti, Paola; Marras, Vincenzo; Cossu Rocca, Paolo; Canu, Sara; Zanetti, Stefania; Giuseppe Fois, Alessandro // Journal of Infection in Developing Countries;Mar2013, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p280 

    Tuberculosis remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality by a single infectious agent, particularly in developing countries. In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of uncommon radiographic patterns of chest tuberculosis. Lymphadenitis is the most common extrapulmonary...

  • The Wandering Spleen in Infancy and Childhood. Thompson, Jay S.; Ross, Ronald J.; Pizzaro, Sally T. // Clinical Pediatrics;Mar1980, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p221 

    The wandering spleen is an unusual entity, which has been described rarely in infants and children. Although patients may be asymptomatic, some may present with torsion of the spleen with associated vovulus and vascular infarcation. Two asymptomatic patients with wandering spleen are described....

  • Neonatal Pneumomediastinum and the Spinnaker-Sail Sign. Correia-Pinto, Jorge; Henriques-Coelho, Tiago // New England Journal of Medicine;11/25/2010, Vol. 363 Issue 22, p2145 

    The article presents a case study of an infant boy who was born through vacuum-supported vaginal delivery during 40 weeks of gestation. Based on results of axial computed tomography of the chest, he was diagnosed with anterior pneumomediastinum. Chest radiography that was conducted six hours...

  • Grading of degenerative disk disease and functional impairment: imaging versus patho-anatomical findings. Quint, Ulrich; Wilke, Hans-Joachim // European Spine Journal;Dec2008, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p1705 

    Degenerative instability affecting the functional spinal unit is discussed as a cause of symptoms. The value of imaging signs for assessing the resulting functional impairment is still unclear. To determine the relationship between slight degrees of degeneration and function, we performed a...

  • The Role of Computer-Aided 3-Dimensional Analytic Tools and Virtual Microscopy in the Investigation of Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Furuya, Keizo; Maeda, Toshiharu; Nakanura, Seiji; Kikuchi, Takanori // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;Jun2009, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p912 

    To cope with recent advances in radiologic imaging technology, a corresponding method for pathomorphologic demonstration should be developed to promote better understanding of radiologic-pathologic correlation. We attempted to obtain gross and microscopic images by using a 3-dimensional analytic...

  • Reading chest radiographs in the critically ill (Part I): Normal chest radiographic appearance, instrumentation and complications from instrumentation. Khan, Ali Nawaz; Al-Jahdali, Hamdan; Al-Ghanem, Sarah; Gouda, Alaa // Annals of Thoracic Medicine;Apr2009, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p75 

    The article offers guidelines for interpretation of chest radiographs of the critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs). Particular focus is given to cardiopulmonary disorders diagnosed through chest radiographs. The normal position of monitoring devices and other line placements,...

  • Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy with Lu-DOTATATE: the IEO phase I-II study. Bodei, Lisa; Cremonesi, Marta; Grana, Chiara; Fazio, Nicola; Iodice, Simona; Baio, Silvia; Bartolomei, Mirco; Lombardo, Dario; Ferrari, Mahila; Sansovini, Maddalena; Chinol, Marco; Paganelli, Giovanni // European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging;Dec2011, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p2125 

    Purpose: Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is used in tumours expressing type 2 somatostatin receptors (sst), mainly neuroendocrine. The aim of this prospective phase I-II study was to evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of Lu-DOTATATE in multiple cycles. Methods: Fifty-one consecutive...

  • Intra-abdominal textiloma. A retained surgical sponge mimicking a gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Report of a case. Noriyuki Yamamura; Kiyokazu Nakajima; Tsuyoshi Takahashi; Mamoru Uemura; Akiko Nishitani; Yoshihito Souma; Toshirou Nishida // Surgery Today;Jun2008, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p552 

    Abstract  We describe a unique case of intra-abdominal textiloma (granuloma due to a retained foreign body), which mimicked a gastric tumor on preoperative imaging studies. A 78-year-old asymptomatic patient with a past history of a gastrectomy was referred for evaluation of an...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics