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Posterior Mediastinal Paravertebral Müllerian cyst (cyst of Hattori): literature review

Abdalla Saade Abdalla Al-Zawi, Philip Idaewor, Amira Asaad, Rebeeca Harsten, Vanessa Salih, Jessica English, Ali Salih, Marina Barron, Peter Ozua, Nazar Alsanjari, Kingsley Osayi, Samir Shah
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2020.0089
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Pubmed: 32383465
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(2):134-141.

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Vol 88, No 2 (2020)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2020-04-30
Submitted: 2020-02-17
Accepted: 2020-04-20

Abstract

Mediastinal cysts are typically of bronchogenic, thymic or neurenteric origin, but may also represent oesophageal duplication. Posterior paravertebral mediastinal Müllerian cysts of undetermined pathogenesis are very rare occurrences. The first case of a ciliated cyst arising in the mediastinum, of probable Müllerian origin, was reported by Hattori in 2005, which gave rise to the name cyst of Hatorri (COH) The number of reported cases in literature of a similar nature have since then increased significantly.  One of the main concerns about this pathology is the possibility of malignant transformation of the Müllerian tissue. Over the course of this paper we will discuss the pathogenesis, immunohistochemistry and its role in differential diagnosis as well as optimal treatment of such cysts.

Abstract

Mediastinal cysts are typically of bronchogenic, thymic or neurenteric origin, but may also represent oesophageal duplication. Posterior paravertebral mediastinal Müllerian cysts of undetermined pathogenesis are very rare occurrences. The first case of a ciliated cyst arising in the mediastinum, of probable Müllerian origin, was reported by Hattori in 2005, which gave rise to the name cyst of Hatorri (COH) The number of reported cases in literature of a similar nature have since then increased significantly.  One of the main concerns about this pathology is the possibility of malignant transformation of the Müllerian tissue. Over the course of this paper we will discuss the pathogenesis, immunohistochemistry and its role in differential diagnosis as well as optimal treatment of such cysts.

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Keywords

Mullerian cyst, Cyst of Hattori, Posterior mediastinum, Paired box gene 8

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Title

Posterior Mediastinal Paravertebral Müllerian cyst (cyst of Hattori): literature review

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 2 (2020)

Pages

134-141

Published online

2020-04-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2020.0089

Pubmed

32383465

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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(2):134-141.

Keywords

Mullerian cyst
Cyst of Hattori
Posterior mediastinum
Paired box gene 8

Authors

Abdalla Saade Abdalla Al-Zawi
Philip Idaewor
Amira Asaad
Rebeeca Harsten
Vanessa Salih
Jessica English
Ali Salih
Marina Barron
Peter Ozua
Nazar Alsanjari
Kingsley Osayi
Samir Shah

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