Giant Cystic Mediastinal Lymphangioma

  • Ana Catarina Dionísio Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Ricardo Gomes Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Eduardo Cernadas Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Isabel Caballero Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • José Proença Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Didia Lages Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Leopoldina Vicente Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal

Keywords

Cystic lymphangioma, mediastinal tumour, surgical approach

Abstract

Cystic lymphangioma mainly occurs in children and develops from the lymphatic vessels. The present study reports the case of a 36-year-old female patient with a giant cystic mediastinal lymphangioma. She was asymptomatic and the diagnosis was accidental. Imaging studies are important for referral to the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department for surgical intervention in order to remove the lesion. It is important that in the case of an enlargement of the mediastinum observed in a thoracic X-ray, the possible diagnosis takes into consideration various hypotheses. Early diagnosis may prevent further growth and infiltration of structures that hinder the surgical approach.

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  • Published: 2019-12-24

    Issue: Vol 7 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    Dionísio AC, Gomes R, Cernadas E, Caballero I, Proença J, Lages D, Vicente L. Giant Cystic Mediastinal Lymphangioma. EJCRIM 2019;7 doi:10.12890/2019_001323.

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