ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Huge mediastinal cystic lesion: a case report
Amita Yadav, Rajendra Mathur, Sanjeev Devgarha, Viju Abraham, Anula Sisodia
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2015.9688
Thymic cysts are rare, and because most are asymptomatic when small in size, they are usually detected incidentally as unsuspected masses on chest radiographs. In this article, we report a rare case of a huge thymic cystic lesion abutting the major vessels of the mediastinum. Chronic respiratory and cardiac symptoms developed in a patient who presented with a mediastinal cystic mass after which widening of the mediastinal shadow was confirmed on chest radiographs. Thymic cysts should be added to the list of thymic abnormalities that may occur in patients with compressive mediastinal masses, which may be life threatening.
Keywords : Anterior mediastinal mass; chest; thymic cyst
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