Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
ARZUAGA ANDERSON, IsnerioValerio; LOPEZ SOTO, María Victoria; FERRER RODRIGUEZ, María de los Angeles and PALMA MACHADO, Lurdes. Quiste TímicoA propósito de 1 caso en una mujer senil. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2001, vol.40, n.2, pp. 158-160. ISSN 1561-2945.
Thymic cysts are uncommon lesions. Most of them occur in the first decade of life, although they may be present at birth. Other thymic cysts are incidentally discovered in chest X-rays and in autopsy and may be mistaken for malignant tumors. It is reported the case of a woman aged 71 with an old hemorrhage and cholesterol granuloma detected by necropsy study, where a cyst was located in the mediastinum anteroposterior portion.. It was not related to her death, since she died from acute myocardial infarction. The histologic study of the cyst revealed the thymic nature of the process. The microscopic features of the case are discussed and its differential diagnosis is specified in relation to other mediastinal tumors
Keywords : MEDIASTINAL CYST [pathology]; MEDIASTINAL NEOPLASMS; DIAGNOSIS, DIFFERENTIAL; AUTOPSY; AGED.