Fraction of thymus tissues out of total thymus (average of 12 newborns)

Range cortex ~65% medulla ~33% epithelial islands ~2% %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES, Karhausen LR, Howells GP, Tipton IH. Report of the Task Group on Reference Man. Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press, 1975. International commission on radiological protection, ICRP Publication 23, link p.108 top sentence
Primary Source Naeye RL. New observations in erythroblastosis fetalis. JAMA. 1967 Apr 24 200(4):281-6.PubMed ID6071466
Comments "In 12 newborns, the mean values of the following tissues of the thymus were: cortex ~65%: medulla ~33%: epithelial islands ~2% (primary source, p. 285, fig. 5)."
Entered by Uri M
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