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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93-95
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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 2019 Nov 21];18:93-5. Available from: http://www.ijri.org/text.asp?2008/18/1/93/38511
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]  
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Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.38511

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