Mediastinal cystic hygromas: CT characteristics and pathogenetic consideration

Academic Article


  • Two cases of asymptomatic primary mediastinal cystic hygroma in adults are reported. The CT findings, including: Paratracheal and paravertebral location; round, smooth, and sharp outline; homogeneous density with low attenuation number; compression of surrounding tissue without gross invasion; and lack of calcification, together with the superior mediastinal location are sufficiently characteristic to suggest the diagnosis. © 1985 Raven Press, Ltd.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 19368698
  • Author List

  • Shin MS; Berland LL; Ho KJ
  • Start Page

  • 297
  • End Page

  • 301
  • Volume

  • 9