Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Large thoracic duct cyst - a case report and review of the literature.
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article ; Review
Large thoracic duct cysts are rare and standard lateral thoracotomy is usually used for resection. In the reported case the combination of an antero-lateral thoracotomy with a partial longitudinal median sternotomy (hemiclamshell approach) allowed an excellent visualization and dissection of a large thoracic duct cyst expanding in the anterior cervico-thoracic junction, and was associated with an uncomplicated recovery.
Biopsy, Needle, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Mediastinal Cyst/diagnosis, Mediastinal Cyst/surgery, Middle Aged, Thoracic Duct/pathology, Thoracic Duct/surgery, Thoracotomy/methods, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome
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