ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Dermoid cyst presenting with tachyarrhythmia: a case report
Murat Öncel1, Mustafa Çalık2, Güven Sadi Sunam1
1Selçuk Üniversitesi Selçuklu Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
2Meram Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4731
In this article, we report a 45-year-old female patient who was admitted with the complaints of cough, dyspnea and palpitation and referred to our clinic from Cardiology Outpatient Clinic due to tachyarrhythmia with a preliminary diagnosis of mediastinal mass. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed a smooth, lobulated contour and locally calcified cystic mass with a size of 7x6 cm in the right-sided middle mediastinum showing air-fluid level. The thorax was explorated from the fifth intercostal space with a right posterolateral thoracotomy incision. Exploration revealed a mediastinal mass originating from vena cava superior at the upper part and reaching the lower lobe. The mass was excised. The result of the histopathological examination was reported as a dermoid cyst containing hair, cartilage and sebaceous glands. We present this case as cardiac arrhythmia is a rare sign of mediastinal cysts.
Keywords : Dermoid cyst; tachyarrhythmia; thoracotomy
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