Concurrent pericardial diverticulum and unilocular thymic cyst lined with ciliated respiratory epithelium: a rare case report


Metin B., Yildirim S., Sahin S., Seckin S., ERKOÇ M. F.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.32, no.2, pp.139-141, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12055-015-0412-3
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-141

Abstract

Thymic cysts are divided into two groups as unilocular and multilocular cysts. Cystic wall is generally lined with squamous, transitional, cuboidal, or columnar epithelium. Unilocular cysts that are lined with ciliated respiratory epithelium are extremely rare, and there are only two reports in the literature. In this paper, we present a case, which had concurrent unilocular thymic cyst lined with ciliated respiratory epithelium and pericardial diverticulum.