Spontaneous Thymic Cyst Hemorrhage Manifesting as a Mediastinal Mass

Jun Ho Lee, Eui Chang Kim, Yong Seok Lim, Hyun Suk Lee, Sookhee Song, Suhyun Kim, Hye Ok Kim
2016 Korean Journal of Medicine  
Thymic cysts are uncommon benign lesions in the anterior mediastinum. We here describe a 55-year-old male with spontaneous thymic cyst hemorrhage manifesting as a rapidly enlarging mediastinal mass that was resected completely with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a spontaneous thymic cyst hemorrhage in Korea. In cases of rapidly enlarging mediastinal masses, spontaneous thymic cyst hemorrhage should be considered as a differential
more » ... as a differential diagnosis. (Korean J Med 2016;91:62-65)
doi:10.3904/kjm.2016.91.1.62 fatcat:3rnnf75fb5g2lbhrgmcx2igjuy