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Views of the thymus gland

Views of the Stage 18 thymus gland.

A. The thymus gland is greatly elongated and directed toward the midline.

B. Medial aspect showing the bifurcated upper portion, which contains anteriorly the parathymus gland and posteriorly thymus tissue and remnant of the connection with the pharynx.

C. Ramifications of cavities are shown.

Weller, 1933.

Keywords: parathymus gland, pharynx, thymus gland

Source: The Virtual Human Embryo.