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Authors
Keywords
anterior mediastinum
bronchogenic cyst
thoracoscopic resection
Abstract
We report a very rare case of anterior mediastinal bronchogenic cyst, successfully resected by thoracoscopic surgery. A 78-year-old female was noted as having an abnormal shadow on her chest X-ray during a routine medical checkup. Chest CT revealed a cystic tumor in the anterior mediastinum. A thymic cyst was suspected after a detailed examination and thoracoscopic surgery was performed. A cystic tumor containing yellowish-white mucus measuring 46 × 33 × 19 mm in size was successfully removed. Calcification was also observed in the cyst wall. Pathologically, the tumor was characterized by a ciliated columnar epithelial lining, and was subsequently diagnosed as a bronchogenic cyst. Although they may be rare, bronchogenic cysts should also be considered in the evaluation of cystic tumors in the anterior mediastinum.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
50
Issue
2
Start Page
41
End Page
44
Published Date
2007-06
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2007, 50(2), 41-44
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English