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Case report


Asymptomatic thymic cyst appearing in the neck on valsalva: unusual presentation of a rare disease

Kishor V HegdeP SuneethaP V PradeepPanil Kumar
Departments of Radio-Diagnosis, Narayana Medical College, Endocrine Surgery, Narayana Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 25-Jan-2012, Date of Acceptance: 15-Feb-2012, Date of Web Publication: 19-Mar-2012.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

PV Pradeep

Department of Endocrine Surgery, Narayana Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore – 524 002, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: pradeepputhenveetil@yahoo. co.in

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

PV Pradeep

Department of Endocrine Surgery, Narayana Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore – 524 002, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: pradeepputhenveetil@yahoo. co.in

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.94026 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Thymic cysts are usually diagnosed accidentally during radiological evaluation of the chest for unrelated conditions. Symptoms appear late when the mass compresses on adjoining tissues. We report an unusual case of asymptomatic mediastinal thymic cyst which was seen in the neck whenever the patient was asked to perform Valsalva maneuver. This case is being reported for the unusual clinical presentation of a rare disease. The role of imaging in the diagnosis and common differential diagnoses are also discussed.
Keywords: Mediastinum, Thymic Cyst, Valsalva Maneuver

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