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, vol.56, no.8, pp.498-499, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-965772
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.498-499
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


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.