Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 4 Issue 8

A 25-year-old Mediastinum Intruder

Frick de la Maza Isadora*, Van Ruyssevelt Patrick and Schraverus Peter

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hôpital de Jolimont, La Louvière, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Frick de la Maza Isadora, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hôpital de Jolimont, La Louvière, Belgium.

Received: June 19, 2023; Published: July 03, 2023


A 77-year-old female with aggravating dyspnea was referred to us for the surgical management of a severe calcific aortic valve stenosis. Patient history showed the presence of a mediastinum cystic mass described in 1997 for which clinical surveillance had been proposed. Preoperative computed tomography (Figure 1) and chest X-ray (Figure 2) revealed that the cystic mass had tripled over the last 25 years and currently measured 17x13x3 cm. An aortic valve replacement associated with en bloc removal of the cystic mass was performed.

 Keywords: Cyst; Mediastinum; Pleuropericardial


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Citation: Frick de la Maza Isadora., et al. “A 25-year-old Mediastinum Intruder". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.8 (2023): 08-09.

Copyright: © 2023 Frick de la Maza Isadora., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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