Hydatid cyst: An unusual etiology for a cystic lesion of the posterior mediastinum

Karnak I., Ciftci A., Tanyel F. C.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.33, no.5, pp.759-760, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90211-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-760
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The cystic lesions of the posterior mediastinum include bronchogenic, enteric and intramural esophageal cysts, lymphangioma, and anterior meningocele. Hydatid cysts are usually located in the river, lung, and brain. Although many uncommon locations have been reported, hydatid cyst has not previously been encountered as an isolated posterior mediastinal lesion. A 4-year-old boy with a posterior mediastinal cystic lesion, which has been proven to be a hydatid cyst, is reported. Copyright (C) 1998 by W.B. Saunders Company.