Multilocular Thymic Cyst Resection From Pleural Cavity by Thorascopy

Miklos Boros, Szabolcs Molnar, Tamas Jozsa


Thoracic cystic lesions are rare and mostly asymptomatic therefore they can cause differential diagnostic problems in childhood. In our case a 2-year-old boy was treated with pleuropneumonia. After antibiotic treatment there was no regression on CXR, CT showed a huge paracardial cystic lesion in left pleural cavity. Complete resection was performed by thoracoscopy, postoperative histological diagnosis was benign multilocular thymic cyst. Thymic cysts are rare in childhood, therefore it can cause diagnostic problems, mostly when signs and complains are suggest more common disease.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(4):266-268



Thymic cyst; Benign; Pleural cavity; Thoracoscopy

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