Diaphragmatic mesothelial cyst in a child with Fanconi aplastic anemia

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2007 Dec;29(12):860-1. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318159e6d2.


Fanconi aplastic anemia (FAA), an inherited form of bone marrow failure syndrome, is characterized by progressive bone marrow failure and high risk of developing a malignancy. One or more congenital malformations may be detected in at least 90% of the affected individuals. Despite many forms of congenital malformations in FAA, there are no reports of coexisting FAA and diaphragmatic mesothelial cyst. Here, we report a 7-year-old female patient with FAA is associated with diaphragmatic mesothelial cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Child
  • Epithelium / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fanconi Anemia / complications*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Mediastinal Cyst / complications*
  • Mediastinal Cyst / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thrombocytopenia / complications
  • Ultrasonography