Mullerian cysts of the posterior mediastinum: Report of two cases and review of the literature

Matthew Simmons, Lizette Vila Duckworth, Kurt Scherer, Peter Drew, Demaretta Rush

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Abstract

Cystic lesions can be occasionally be found in the mediastinum, and typically include bronchogenic cysts, esophageal duplication cysts, and neuroenteric cysts. In 2005, Hattori described the first mediastinal cyst with Mullerian differentiation. Since that time, three other authors have described similar cysts occurring in the posterior mediastinum. Here we present two cases of patients with ciliated cysts with Mullerian differentiation with expression of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, PAX8 and Wilm's tumor 1, occurring in the posterior mediastinum and review the related literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E8-E10
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Estrogen receptor
  • Mediastinal
  • Mullerian cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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