Anterior mediastinal lymphangioma: Pre- and postnatal sonographic findings

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Abstract

Anterior mediastinal lymphangiomas are very rare in utero with only a few cases reported in literature. We present a case of anterior mediastinal lymphangioma that was diagnosed on prenatal sonography (US) at 22 weeks' gestation. It appeared as a well-defined, multi-septated anechoic mass, in the anterior mediastinum between the heart base and right chest wall. There was no solid component and no internal flow on color Doppler US. The pre- and postnatal US findings are correlated with prenatal MRI and postnatal CT findings. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound41:383–385, 2013

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