Mediastinal bronchogenic cyst with aspiration pneumonia
Chest pain and cough with mild fever.
Age: 5 years
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- A multi-locular subcarinal posterior mediastinal cystic lesion is seen. It shows low T1 and high T2 signal intensity. The lesion measures 7 X 3.5 X 2.7 cm in its maximal cranio-caudal and axial dimensions. The lesion is seen splaying the carina and abutting the aortic arch and its main vessels. The lesion is splaying and indenting the oesophagus right postero-laterally.
- Bilateral lower lung lobes’ apical segments as well as left lung upper lobe apico-posterior segment and right lung lower lobe posterior segment subsegmental consolidation with air bronchogram are seen.
- Normal heart and great vessels.
- No hilar masses or lymph nodal enlargement.
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