A supradiaphragmatic tumor mass "cystic hygroma": A case report

Topçu S., Kurul İ. C., Altinok T., Taştepe A. I., Demiraǧ F.

Minerva Pneumologica, vol.41, no.1, pp.19-21, 2002 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Minerva Pneumologica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-21
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Lymphangiomas, most found in the cervical region, are uncommon benign lesions of the lymphatic system. Pure intrathoracic localization is exceedingly rare and reported as 1% of all lymphangiomas. Here, we report a five year old girl, operated upon for a large intrathoracic tumor mass. The tumor mass was radically removed and microscopic examination was reported as cystic tymphangioma. No recurrence was observed in her follow-up.