Minimally invasive excision of multiple cystic lymphangiomas of the mediastinum: a case report

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec;58(8):498-500. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1250103. Epub 2010 Nov 25.


Mediastinal lymphangioma is one of the rarest benign mediastinal masses. We report the successful minimally invasive surgical treatment of multiple cystic lymphangiomas in a middle-aged man with a familial history of lung cancer. This case report describes cystic lymphangioma as a rare differential diagnosis for a mediastinal mass in an adult.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / diagnosis
  • Lymphangioma, Cystic / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted*
  • Treatment Outcome