Ectopic pancreas with hemorrhagic cystic change in the anterior mediastinum
Chun Sung Byun ; In Kyu Park ; Woosik Yu ; Hyunki Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol.45(2) : 131~133, 2012
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
A 31-year-old female was referred from other hospital due to migrating chest pain, mild cough, and blood-tinged sputum for three days before admission. Laboratory tests were unremarkable. Chest computed tomography revealed an elliptical necrotic mass at the left anterior mediastinum, measuring 7×3×4 cm. With the impression of mediastinal abscess or loculated empyema, thoracoscopic resection was performed. There was severe pleural adhesion around the mass. The mass could be resected by the wedge resection of the adhesed upper lobe tissue of left lung around the mass. Final pathologic diagnosis was ectopic pancreas.