ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Akın KUZUCU, Şerife Tuba LİMAN, Abdullah İrfan TAŞTEPE, İsmail LEVENDOĞLU, Güven ÇETİN
İnönü Üniversitesi, Turgut Özal Tıp Merkezi, Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, MALATYA, (**) Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları, Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, ANKARA
Purpose: We present our 5-case-experience about thymic cysts which are seen rarely. Material and Method: All of our patients were male, ranging in age from 22 to38 years. Three patients had symptoms. In one case cyst was multiloculated. In another case mediastinal cystic lesion and solid mass were detected. Results: All cysts were completely excised via median sternotomy in 2 patients, right thoracotomy in one patient, left thoracotomy in 2 patients. There was no complication and recurrens. Conclusion: Thymic cysts are benign lesions and they are seen very rarely. Although observation and other treatment strategies except surgery can be performed, surgery is needed when the lesion’s nature is uncertain and differential diagnosis can not be performed.
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