ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An interesting mediastinal cyst case: Benign cystic mesothelioma
Fazlı Yanık1, Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoğlu1, Fulya Özpuyan2, Yener Yörük1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14650
Anterior mediastinal, well-defined, ametabolic cystic lesion was detected incidentally in a 69-year-old male patient. Uniportal videothoracoscopic surgery was performed to the lesion for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Histopathological findings were in accordance with “benign cystic mesothelioma”. Benign cystic mesothelioma has been defined in the abdomen, particularly among females of reproductive age. Benign cystic mesothelioma originating from mediastinal pleura is very rare entity and was not defined in the literature. To our knowledge, we present this rare and interesting mediastinal cystic lesion for the first time in the literature.
Keywords : Benign cystic mesothelioma; cyst; mediastinum
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