Cystic lesions

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 June 2018, last major update December 2012

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PubMed Search: Mediastinum cystic lesions[TIAB]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Cystic lesions - general. website. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Comprise 10 - 15% of radiologically detected mediastinal masses, which may also be bronchogenic, enteric, parathyroid or pericardial
  • May have developmental origin
  • Imaging of cystic mediastinal masses is useful (Radiographics 2002;22:S79)
Clinical images

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Translucent round thymic cyst protruding from thorax