Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2015 Jun;48(3):225-227. 10.5090/kjtcs.2015.48.3.225.

Aberrent Thoracic Duct Cyst in Postrior Mediastinum

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. choiho@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Thoracic duct cysts in the upper portion of the diaphragm are mostly found in the neck and are rarely found in the mediastinum. Thoracic duct cysts should be differentiated from other mediastinal tumors or cysts, and surgical treatment is required to avoid the development of chylothorax if the cyst ruptures. Herein, we report the case of a patient with a thoracic cyst located just above the diaphragm that was treated with surgical resection.

Keyword

Thoracic duct; Mediastinal neoplasms; Chylothorax; Thoracoscopy; Thoracic surgery, video-assisted

MeSH Terms

Chylothorax
Diaphragm
Humans
Mediastinal Cyst
Mediastinal Neoplasms
Mediastinum*
Neck
Rupture
Thoracic Duct*
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Thoracoscopy
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