Large Enteric Cyst in Anterior Mediastinum: A Rare Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


PK SEN Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel- 400012, Mumbai, India.


Mediastinal enteric cysts occurs rarely amongst adults and are encountered mostly in neonates and infants. In most cases they present as a right posterior mediastinal mass, often accompanied by vertebral defects. A case of a 69 years old female who had a mediastinal mass on chest X-ray as an incidental finding was reported to us. Computed Tomography (CT) scan was performed and found to have a cystic mass in the left anterior mediastinum with no associated vertebral anomalies. Posterolateral thoracotomy followed by cyst excision was performed. Histopathology report confirmed to be an enteric cyst.


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