Ectopic congenital thymic cyst in the right pleural cavity

Vito D Bruno, Giovanni Mariscalco, Francesca Franzi, Antonio Miceli, Gabriele Piffaretti, Andrea Sala

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A 37-year-old man with a huge pleural cyst, presented with symptoms of right heart compression. The mass on the right side of the chest seemed initially to be in connection with the mediastinum. Computed tomography failed to define its relationship with the pericardium, and echocardiography excluded any involvement of the mediastinal structures. The final diagnosis was a congenital thymic cyst exclusively located in the pleural cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-8
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Choristoma
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Cyst
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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