Transnasal esophagoscopy and the diagnosis of a mediastinal foregut duplication cyst

August 21, 2013
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Dysphagia Clinic

Foregut duplication cysts are true mucus-filled cysts lined with a thin epithelial layer, arising from either bronchogenic, esophageal, or neuroenteric precursor tissue.

A 61-year-old asymptomatic man was referred to the otolaryngology clinic at UCLA with a left paratracheal mass. The lesion had been found incidentally when the patient had undergone ultrasound to evaluate his carotid arteries. He denied any change in voice, dysphagia, shortness of breath, weight loss, or fevers.

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