Case Presentation and Imaging Review of an Adult Mediastinal Cavernous Lymphangioma; Case Report


1 Department of Radiology

2 Department of Clinical Anatomical Pathology,

3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, NRITLD, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, TEHRAN-IRAN


Adult mediastinal cavernous lymphangioma is a benign rare lesion originating from lymphatic system. It is usually asymptomatic. We have presented a 28-year-old man with dyspnea on exertion and palpitation. A mediastinal mass was discovered on CXR. CT findings revealed "non enhancing", "smoothly marginated", and "multilocular" mediastinal mass which had extended to superior mediastinum. Finally, pathological examination of the surgical sample indicated "cavernous lymphangioma". (Tanaffos 2003; 2(8): 71-76)