School of Medicine and Health Sciences Poster Presentations

Title

Traveling from uveitis to thyroidectomy via the mediastinum

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Cancer/Oncology

Keywords

Mediastinum, Cyst, Papillary carcinoma, Metastasis, Thyroid

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

Cystic mediastinal masses are most commonly benign congenital lesions. Rarely, a cystic mediastinal mass will prove to be malignant. The patient, a 50-year-old woman who initially presented with uveitis, was incidentally found to have a right paratracheal opacity on chest X-ray (CXR). Chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 5cm right paratracheal hypodense cystic mass. The patient underwent a right robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of the mediastinal mass. Final pathology revealed a 4.5cm mass consistent with metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (similar histology in 2 excised lymph nodes). The patient subsequently had a total thyroidectomy with central and right neck dissections.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Traveling from uveitis to thyroidectomy via the mediastinum

Cystic mediastinal masses are most commonly benign congenital lesions. Rarely, a cystic mediastinal mass will prove to be malignant. The patient, a 50-year-old woman who initially presented with uveitis, was incidentally found to have a right paratracheal opacity on chest X-ray (CXR). Chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 5cm right paratracheal hypodense cystic mass. The patient underwent a right robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of the mediastinal mass. Final pathology revealed a 4.5cm mass consistent with metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (similar histology in 2 excised lymph nodes). The patient subsequently had a total thyroidectomy with central and right neck dissections.