Mediastinal bronchogenic cyst: demonstration of a fluid-fluid level at MR imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The appearance of mediastinal bronchogenic cysts at cross-sectional imaging is variable. Intracystic hemorrhage, proteinaceous fluid, or suspended calcium may belie the true cystic nature of the lesion at computed tomography or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The authors report a case of a fluid-fluid level seen on MR images of a bronchogenic cyst. This appearance, likely due to dependent layering of proteinaceous material, helped preoperatively confirm the true cystic nature of the lesion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lyon, RD; McAdams, HP

Published Date

  • February 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 186 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 428

PubMed ID

  • 8421745

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.186.2.8421745


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States