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Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia

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SALEIRO, Sandra; MAGALHAES, Adriana; MOURA, Conceição Souto  and  HESPANHOL, Venceslau. Mediastinal cystic lymphangioma . Rev Port Pneumol [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.6, pp.731-735. ISSN 0873-2159.

Mediastinal lymphangioma is a rare vascular neoplasm, accounting for 0.7 to 4.5% of all the mediastinum tumors. It is a benign tumor, generally occurring as a mediastinal mass of slow growth. Most patients are asymptomatic, being incidentally diagnosed after a routine chest radiograph. The best treatment consists of complete surgical resection. Prognosis depends on the degree of resecability degree, and recurrence is not expected if the lesion is totally removed.

Keywords : Mediastinal tumor; lymphangioma; mediastinal cyst.

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