ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Ectopic mediastinal pancreas
Sibel Arslan1, Ersin Arslan2, Maruf Şanlı2, Kemal Bakır1, Levent Elbeyli2
1Departments of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.5697
Ectopic pancreatic tissue rarely occurs within the mediastinum. A 23-year-old male patient was admitted with dyspnea. Computed tomography revealed a 6x8 cm cystic mass within the anterior mediastinum in the thymic localization. The patient underwent thoracoscopy and surgery with the preliminary diagnosis of a thymic cyst. Histopathological examination was reported as ectopic pancreatic tissue. No recurrence or metastasis was observed during a nine-month follow-up period. We present this case which was reported as mediastinal ectopic pancreatic tissue following surgical resection due to its rare occurrence.
Keywords : Anterior mediastinum; ectopic pancreas; surgery
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