Primer Hydatid Cyst of Thymus: Report of a Case

Onen A. , Karacam V., Eyuboglu G. M. , Karapolat S., Sanli A., Ozer E.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, cilt.56, sa.8, ss.498-499, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 56 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-2007-965772
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.498-499


Cystic lesions in the mediastinum constitute one-fourth of all mediastinal masses and are usually identified incidentally. However, hydatid cysts very rarely present in the mediastinum. A 13-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital because of chest pain and cough. A chest roentgenogram and computed tomography examination found a homogeneous cystic lesion with a size of 7.5 x 7 cm in the anterior mediastinum. Thymectomy was performed following a left thoracotomy in order to complete the pericystectomy. The histological diagnosis was hydatid cyst. No recurrence was observed during 1 year of follow-up.