ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Parathyroid cyst: A rare benign mediastinal cyst
Hakan Keskin, Şirin Akdeniz, Makbule Ergin, Sermin Tayfun, Abdullah Erdoğan
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14057
Parathyroid cysts are extremely rare cystic formations in the mediastinum. Since the first described case, there have been approximately 150 cases reported in the English literature. Patients often present with symptoms related to compression of the adjacent tissues, while only 20 to 40% of cases have an evidence of hyperparathyroidism. For preliminary diagnosis, parathyroid scintigraphy can be helpful, although most cases are diagnosed by postoperative pathological analysis of surgical samples. The most optimal surgical procedure is total excision of the mass, where the surgical approach of choice can be either thoracotomy or median sternotomy according to the size and localization of the lesion. Herein, we report a 67-year-old male case of a mediastinal mass extending to the right hemithorax.
Keywords : Cyst; mediastinal; parathyroid
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