Department of Surgery; Division of Thoracic Surgery; Department of Pathology
Medical Pathology | Neoplasms | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Pathology | Pulmonology | Surgery
First described in 2005, the Mullerian derived cyst in the mediastinum is a rare finding with few subsequent reports. We report a case of Mullerian cyst occurring in the mediastinum of a 49-year-old female that was resected by robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of robot-assisted resection of Hattori's cyst. Histopathologic analysis revealed ciliated Mullerian-type tubal epithelium positive for paired box gene 8 (PAX8), estrogen receptor (ER), and progesterone receptor (PR), confirming Mullerian differentiation. We also review the clinical presentation, pathology, and differential diagnosis of such cysts.
Mullerian cyst, robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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Case Rep Pulmonol. 2018 Feb 4;2018:1424275. doi: 10.1155/2018/1424275. eCollection 2018. Link to article on publisher's site
Case reports in pulmonology
Chao, Calvin; Vanguri, Vijay K.; and Uy, Karl, "Robot-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Posterior Mediastinal Mullerian Cyst" (2018). Open Access Articles. 3358.
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