Primary intrathoracic lymphangioma masquerading as teratoma

Leonard E. Swischuk, Jean Claude Hoeffel, Susan D. John

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Two cases of cystic hygroma arising as a primary lesion in the chest are presented. Because of calcifications discovered on CT and because of the anterior location of the mass in both cases, teratoma was the first diagnostic consideration. However, after surgical removal, histologic study determined that both lesions were cystic hygromas with areas of scattered calcification probably secondary to hemorrhage. These cases are presented because of the remarkable similarity of their imaging features to those of teratoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)827-829
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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