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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93-95

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh - 160 012, India
2 Department of Cytology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh - 160 012, India

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Lal A, Galwa RP, Vankalakunti M, Radhika S, Khandelwal N. Chest. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2008;18:93-5

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Lal A, Galwa RP, Vankalakunti M, Radhika S, Khandelwal N. Chest. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 May 28];18:93-5. Available from:
A 60-year-old woman presented with a history of pain in the back of the chest, with occasional cough, for the last 3 months. She had a history of a radical mastectomy for carcinoma of the right breast 17 years ago. The routine blood counts were within normal limits.

The patient underwent a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the chest [Figure - 1]A and B and abdomen. A fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), using a 22-gauge spinal needle, was performed under CT guidance, which confirmed the diagnosis.

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1.Shields TW. Mesothelial and other less common cysts of the mediastinum. In: Shields TW, LoCicero J 3 rd , Ponn RB, editors. General thoracic surgery. Vol. 2, 5 th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: Philadelphia; 2000. p. 2423-35.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Benzarti M, Jerray M, Khirouni S, Souissi J, Ommezzine N, Mezghenni S, et al. Primary calcified mediastinal hydatid cyst producing compression. Rev Mal Respir 1997;14:53-4.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  
3.Thameur H, Chenik S, Abdelmoulah S, Bey M, Hachicha S, Chemingui M, et al. Thoracic hydatidosis. A review of 1619 cases. Rev Pneumol Clin 2000;56:7-15.  Back to cited text no. 3    
4.Heras F, Ramos G, Duque JL, Garcia-Yuste M, Cerazal LJ, Matilla JM. Mediastinal hydatid cysts: 8 cases. Arch Bronconeumol 2000;36:221-4.  Back to cited text no. 4    
5.Rakower J, Milwidsky H. Primary mediastinal echinococcosis. Am J Med 1960;29:73-83.  Back to cited text no. 5  [PUBMED]  
6.Ranganadham P, Dinakar I, Sundaram C, Ratnakar KS, Vivekananda T. Posterior mediastinal paravertebral hydatid cyst presenting as spinal compression. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 1990;92:149-51.  Back to cited text no. 6  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]
7.Ko SF, Hsieh MJ, Ng SH, Lin JW, Wan YL, Lee TY, et al. Imaging spectrum of Castleman's disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2004;182:769-75.  Back to cited text no. 7  [PUBMED]  [FULLTEXT]
8.Sodhani P, Gupta S, Jain S. Unusual presentation of disseminated echinococcosis with thyroid involvement: Diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology in a clinically unsuspected case. Acta Cytol 2002;46:75-6.  Back to cited text no. 8  [PUBMED]  
9.Saenz-Santamaria J, Moreno-Casado J, Nunez C. Role of fine-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of hydatid cyst. Diagn ­Cytopathol 1995;13:229-32.  Back to cited text no. 9    
10.Kacheriwala SM, Mehta KD, Pillai B, Jain Y. A rare presentation of primary hydatid cyst. Indian J Surg 2004;66:47-9.  Back to cited text no. 10    

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Anupam Lal
Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.38511

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