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Solitary mediastinal cystic lymphangioma is an extremely rare tumor-like abnormality of the lymphatic system, of congenital origin. From 1996 to 2003, 4 cases of solitary mediastinal cystic lymphangioma were managed in our department. The clinicopathologic characteristics were recorded and analyzed. The incidence proved to be 1.2% among all cases of… (More)
Systemic infection with Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic disease that affects mainly immunocompromised hosts and is associated with a high mortality rate. We report a case of A. fumigatus endocarditis after an episode of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Diagnosis was established after sudden rupture of posterior papillary muscle of the normal… (More)
Aberrant right subclavian artery with coexisting common carotid trunk is an extremely rare congenital anomaly affecting <0.1% of the population. We report the case of a 77-year-old Caucasian man presenting with dysphagia and dyspnea secondary to an aberrant right subclavian artery aneurysm and describe our technique for open surgical repair.