Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery of Mediastinal Cysts: Report of 13 Cases


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AYDIN Y., ARAZ Ö., Ozgokce M. , İNCE İ., ALPER F., Eroglu A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.77, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Mediastinal cysts are rare anomalies. The purposes of this study were to present our experience with mediastinal cysts, which were thoracoscopically treated in our clinic, and to discuss our findings along with those from the literature. We retrospectively investigated 13 patients who were diagnosed and thoracoscopically treated for mediastinal cysts in our clinic between January 2008 and December 2011. Seven patients were female and six were male. The average age of the patients was 41.3+/-20.3 (7-82 years old). The mediastinal cysts comprised five pericardial cysts: four bronchogenic cysts, one hydatid cyst, one benign cystic teratoma, one thymic cyst, and one neurenteric cyst. In the case of a ruptured hydatid cyst, we passed it to thoracotomy intra-operatively due to the presence of advanced adhesion related to inflammation. Postoperative complications and mortality did not occur in any case. The average postoperative hospitalisation period was 3.8 days (2-7 days). Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in mediastinal cysts is a reliable and effective approach with low morbidity and a shorter hospital stay.

Mediastinal cysts are rare anomalies. The pur-

poses of this study were to present our experience with

mediastinal cysts, which were

thoracoscopically treated

in our clinic, and to discuss our findings along with

those from the literature. We retrospectively investigat-

ed 13 patients who were diagnosed and thoracoscopi-

cally treated for mediastinal cysts in our clinic between

January 2008 and December 2011. Seven patients were

female and six were male. The average age of the

patients was 41.3±20.3 (7

82 years old). The medias-

tinal cysts comprised five per

icardial cysts: four bron-

chogenic cysts, one hydatid cyst, one benign cystic

teratoma, one thymic cyst, and one neurenteric cyst.

In the case of a ruptured hydatid cyst, we passed it

to thoracotomy intra-operatively due to the presence of

advanced adhesion related to inflammation. Postopera-

tive complications and mo

rtality did not occur in any

case. The average postoperative hospitali

sation period

was 3.8 days (2

7 days). Video-assisted thoracoscopic

surgery in mediastinal cysts is a reliable and effective ap-

proach with low morbidity and a shorter hospital stay