A thoracic duct cyst in 10-year-old boy
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Case report
The patient was 10-year-old boy who had been observed in our outpatient clinic with a history of congenital cystic mass at the supra-diaphragmatic mediastinum. The cyst was observed with serial ultrasonographic examinations during his prenatal period. No interval evidence of a deleterious effect to the fetus by this cyst was observed and he was born by normal vaginal delivery at term.

Postnatal investigations included a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest at 3 months of age, confirming the ultrasonographic findings of a posterior mediastinal cyst. It demonstrated a 4 cm, non-enhancing, homogeneous, hypodense cystic lesion in the posterior mediastinum that covered the anterior vertebral body and displacing the esophagus and descending aorta anteriorly. There was no enhancement with intravenous contrast. The differential diagnosis was that of a cystic lymphangioma. Preoperative CT images indicated that the size of the posterior mediastinal cyst was unchanged but showed no displacing the esophagus and descending aorta.....

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