Current Thoracic Surgery 2017 , Vol 2 , Issue 2
Asymptomatic giant thymic cyst treated with VATS
Burçin Çelik1,Selçuk Gürz1,Muzaffer Elmalı2,Yurdanur Süllü3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2017.0015 Thymic cysts are rarely seen pathologies among mediastinum. They are benign lesions and constitute 1-2% of all tumors in mediastinum. Seventy nine-year-old patient admits to neurology specialist with nausea and dizziness. In left anterior of mediastinum of the patient, smooth margin, cystic lesion with homogenous liquid density in dimensions of 160x130x83 mm is seen in thorax CT. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery is applied to the patient with diagnosis of intrathoracic, extrapulmonary cystic lesion and lesion is totally excised. Patient is discharged on third day postoperatively with full recovery. Histopathologic examination of the excised lesion reports that it was thymic cyst. Thymic cysts, rarely seen lesions in mediastinum, can be in large sizes and be asymptomatic. They can be treated surgically using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Keywords : cyst, thymus, surgery, video assisted thoracoscopic surgery