Lymphocele of the thoracic duct

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


50-year-old patient doing CT for metastatic work up for maxillary mass

Patient Data

Age: 50 year old
Gender: Male

Dilated thoracic duct appearing as a non-enhancing, tubular/multicystic, multicompartmental, water density structure starting caudally from the level of the renal hila in the abdomen extending cranially towards the mediastinum till its insertion with areas of more focal dilatation mounting to cyst formation.

Left supra-clavicular fossa well-defined oval shaped cyst is seen as well.

Case Discussion

CT picture diagnostic of lymphocele of the thoracic duct. Reviewed previous CT images two years earlier showed stationary appearance confirming the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 56161
Published: 14th Oct 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: National cancer institute, Cairo, Egypt

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