ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Cervical mediastinoscopy: an alternative method for mediastinal cyst excision
Ersin Arslan, Maruf Şanlı, Ahmet Uluşan, Miray Yılmaz, Levent Elbeyli
Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5689
Although cystic lesions of the mediastinum can be easily excised with open surgical techniques, less invasive thoracoscopic approaches are mostly preferred. In this article, two cases of bronchogenic cysts which were excised with mediastinoscopy were presented. We recognized a right paratracheal cystic lesion in two cases including a 53-yearold female with hemoptysis and a 50-year-old male with dyspnea. The lesions were excised through mediastinoscopy. Mediastinoscopy is an alternative procedure to open and thoracoscopic approaches for the treatment of mediastinal cysts with low morbidity and mortality rates.
Keywords : Cyst; mediastinoscopy; mediastinum
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