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A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782


Chirurgia 2015 December;28(6):227-8


Uniportal VATS and primary posterior mediastinal myelolipoma string-of-pearl-type in an elderly woman

Erkan Y. 1, 2, Cengiz Sen A. 3, Huban D. 3, Okay O. 4, Nedim P. 5, Gurcan V. 5

1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul Bilim University, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Istanbul, Turkey;
2 Department of Chest Diseases, Kadikoy Sifa Health Group, Istanbul, Turkey;
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kadikoy Sifa Health Group, Istanbul, Turkey;
4 Department of Pathology, Polat Pathology, Istanbul, Turkey;
5 Department of Pathology, Sitonet Sito‑Patoloji Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey

We report a very rare case report of a 83-year-old woman with symptoms of cough, chest pain and shortness of breath who had a capsulated string-of-pearl-type bilateral giant posterior mediastinal masses (connecting to each other in front of the vertebra: right,7x5 cm and left, 3x4 cm) with massive symptomatic pleural effusion. It was straightforwardly resected using “an uniportal VATS approach” with an uneventful postoperative period.

language: English


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