Enteric cyst in the left posterior mediastinum mimicking a hydatid cyst on chest computed tomography scan

Shazib Sagheer, Abdul Malik Amir Humza Sohail, Yousaf Bashir Hadi, Saulat Fatimi

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Abstract

Mediastinal enteric cysts are a rare occurrence among adults and are usually asymptomatic. In most cases they are an incidental finding in the right hemi-mediastinum and are associated with vertebral anomalies. We report the unusual case of a 23 year old male who had a mediastinal mass on chest X-ray as an incidental finding. Chest Computed Tomography (CT) scan revealed no vertebral anomalies and a cystic mass in the left posterior mediastinum with features similar to those of a hydatid cyst. Posterolateral thoracotomy was done and the cyst was excised. Histopathology report revealed it to be an enteric cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume66
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Enteric cysts
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Thoracotomy

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