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2015, Cilt 6, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 220-222
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Case Report: Uniportal Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Excision of a Giant Thymic Cyst Mimicking a Pericardial Cyst
Suha Alzafer1, Erdal Okur2, Semih Halezeroğlu2
1Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: thymic cyst, pericardial cyst, mediastinal cysts
Most of the mediastinal cysts are benign but still needs surgical excision for a definitive diagnosis and to prevent compressive symptoms. Radiological examination itself may sometimes have limited diagnostic value. A pericardial cyst is always a benign lesion and does not need an excision unless it reaches to an extreme size while a thymic cyst should be excised when diagnosed since it may rarely show malignant degeneration. Here we present an extreme sized thymic cyst radiologically mimicking a pericardial cyst.
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