Atypically located thymic cyst: A case report

ÇELİK A. , Teber I., Demiröz Ş. M. , Işik I. G. , KURUL İ. C.

Gazi Medical Journal, cilt.22, sa.1, ss.18-20, 2011 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/gmj.2011.04
  • Dergi Adı: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.18-20


Thymic cysts of the mediastinum are uncommon lesions which are generally located at the anterior mediastinum. A 45-year old woman who had previously known asthma was referred to our clinic for evaluation of a right paratracheal lesion found on her chest roentgenogram. After clinical work-up, we detected a cystic lesion in the middle mediastinum. Surgical excision was performed via thoracotomy. Histopathologic study revealed a thymic cyst. In this case, we report a rare localization of thymic cyst presenting as a middle mediastinal mass. ©Copyright 2011 by Gazi University Medical Faculty.