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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 781874, 2 pages
Case Report

Mediastinal Cystic Lymphangioma in a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis

1Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan
2Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, 1-1, 2 Tyoume, Minatozima-minamimachi, Tyuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan

Received 8 August 2014; Accepted 18 October 2014; Published 6 November 2014

Academic Editor: Christophoros Foroulis

Copyright © 2014 Teruya Komatsu and Yutaka Takahashi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of cystic lymphangioma of the mediastinum complicated with situs inversus totalis. The 70-year-old man underwent thoracoscopic resection of a mediastinal cystic tumor, which was diagnosed as cystic lymphangioma. Cystic lymphangiomas are congenital cystic abnormalities of the lymphatic system. The head and neck area is often involved while the mediastinum is rarely affected. The rarity of this case is further attributed to the coexistence of situs inversus totalis.