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Cystic lesions

Cystic lesions-general

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 23 February 2013, last major update December 2012
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● 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

Translucent round thymic cyst protruding from thorax

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