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Minerva Chirurgica 2007 April;62(2):133-6

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Pericardial cyst located in the anterior mediastinum mimicking a thymoma. A presentation of two cases

Van Der Laan M. J. 1, Van Keulen E. M. 2, Phaff M. 1, Eerenberg J. P. 1

1 Department of Surgery Hilversum Hospital Hilversum, The Netherlands
2 Department of Radiology Hilversum Hospital Hilversum, The Netherlands


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Pericardial cysts are rare but well recognized tumors of the mediastinum. Most pericardial cysts are located in the right or left cardiophrenic angle. At other locations these cysts may pose a diagnostic problem. We present two cases of an atypically located pericardial cyst and a short review of the literature.

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