Giant Cystic Mediastinal Lymphangioma

Dionísio, Ana Catarina and Gomes, Ricardo and Cernadas, Eduardo and Caballero, Isabel and Proença, José and Lages, Didia and Vicente, Leopoldina (2019) Giant Cystic Mediastinal Lymphangioma. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (1). ISSN 2284-2594

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cystic lymphangioma, mediastinal tumour, surgical approach
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 09:50
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2020 09:50

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