Diagnostic Imaging

The Thymus

Diagnostic Imaging, Functions, and Pathologic Anatomy

Editors: Walter, Eberhard, Willich, Eberhard, Webb, W. Richard (Eds.)

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Until the middle of the present century, the morphology and function of the thymus were primarily of interest to those working in the fields of pathologic anatomy, endo­ crinology, and pediatrics. However, during recent decades careful and refined histo­ logic studies of the organ have expanded our knowledge. It now seems certain that the thymus plays a central role in the immune system, and some of the substances pro­ duced by this organ are considered together under the collective term of "thymic hor­ mones". In clinical medicine (in particular endocrinology and pediatrics, as well as surgery and radiologic oncology), the startling advances that have taken place in radiologic diagnostics with the advent of new imaging procedures such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have provided fresh impetus in the search for effec­ tive treatments for hyperplasia, tumors, and tumor-like changes of the thymus. Normal variants of the thymus, which lies concealed within the anterior superior mediastinum, have been recorded, and pathologic changes such as primary or secondary tumors can now be analyzed and correctly diagnosed.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction — Historical Background

    Willich, E.

    Pages 1-3

  • Anatomy and Embryology of the Thymus

    Hofmann, W. J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-13

  • Immunologic Function of the Thymus

    Debatin, M.

    Pages 15-21

  • Imaging Procedures for Visualization of the Thymus

    Walter, E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-34

  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Normal Thymus

    Willich, E. (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Thymus
Book Subtitle
Diagnostic Imaging, Functions, and Pathologic Anatomy
Editors
  • Eberhard Walter
  • Eberhard Willich
  • W. Richard Webb
Series Title
Diagnostic Imaging
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-84192-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-84192-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-84194-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
127 b/w illustrations
Topics