Differential diagnosis of cystic mediastinal lesions

Differential diagnosis of cystic mediastinal lesions

  • Cystic lesions with thin, smooth wall:
    • • Pericardial cyst
    • • Bronchogenic cyst
    • • Esophageal duplication cyst
    • • Thymic cyst
    • • Neurenteric cyst
    • • Mediastinal pancreatic pseudocyst
    • • Intrathoracic meningocele
  • Cyst lesions with thick wall, mural nodularity, or internal septations:
    • • Thymic teratoma
    • • Any mediastinal tumor with necrosis or cystic change
    • • Mediastinal abscess
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