Mediastinal Hemangioma Masquerading as a Simple Cyst

Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2023 Aug 1;32(4):33-35. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0000000000000305. Epub 2023 Jul 14.


This report presents imaging from a mediastinal mass in a patient with colon cancer. At baseline and surveillance chest computed tomography examinations, it was characterized as a pericardial cyst. However, during chemotherapy, complications arose and this mass was further characterized with a chest MRI. It was then decided to be removed, and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of a hemangioma.

MeSH terms

  • Hemangioma* / complications
  • Hemangioma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Mediastinal Cyst* / complications
  • Mediastinal Cyst* / diagnostic imaging
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms* / complications
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed