Paratracheal air cyst

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Diffuse pain along the left side of the neck.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Right sided para-tracheal air cyst at the thoracic inlet.

Case Discussion

Paratracheal air cyst/tracheal diverticulum is usually an incidental finding.

It's almost always located at the right posterolateral aspect of the tracheal air column at the thoracic inlet.

The wall of the cyst can be irregularly thickened.

Direct communication with the trachea is often visible at CT.


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Case information

rID: 28106
Published: 10th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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