Current Thoracic Surgery 2020 , Vol 5 , Issue 1
Thoracoscopic resection of a mediastinal lymphangioma: a rare case
Mustafa Vedat Doğru1,Umut Kilimci1,Celal Buğra Sezen1,Seyyit İbrahim Dinçer,Halide Nur Ürer2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Center, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2020.0006 Viewed : 715 - Downloaded : 196 Lymphangiomas are often congenital benign tumors that are formed by abnormal proliferation and development of lymphatic tissues. Although it may be localized in all lymphatic chain regions, intrathoracic localization has been reported rarely. Here we present a case of a 24-year-old non-smoker male patient admitted to our clinic with an incidentally found well-circumscribed radioopacity located in the right upper zone of the mediastinal region detected on routine chest x-ray. The computerized thorax tomography revealed a thin layered, fine-lined lesion with cystic content of 8x6 cm, located at the right paratracheal level. The patient underwent a video-assisted thoracoscopic excision of the cyst, and lymphangioma was confirmed based on the histopathologic examination. Although various alternative treatment methods such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, sclerosing therapy, and laser therapy are used in the treatment of lymphangioma However, their effects on the treatment vary widely in the reported publications. Keywords : cystic lymphangioma, mediastinum, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery