Robot-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Posterior Mediastinal Mullerian Cyst
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Pathology
Division of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Document TypeJournal Article
robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
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AbstractFirst described in 2005, the Mullerian derived cyst in the mediastinum is a rare finding with few subsequent reports. We report a case of Mullerian cyst occurring in the mediastinum of a 49-year-old female that was resected by robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of robot-assisted resection of Hattori's cyst. Histopathologic analysis revealed ciliated Mullerian-type tubal epithelium positive for paired box gene 8 (PAX8), estrogen receptor (ER), and progesterone receptor (PR), confirming Mullerian differentiation. We also review the clinical presentation, pathology, and differential diagnosis of such cysts.
Case Rep Pulmonol. 2018 Feb 4;2018:1424275. doi: 10.1155/2018/1424275. eCollection 2018. Link to article on publisher's site
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Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Copyright © 2018 Calvin Chao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.