Mid-Esophageal Diverticulum Mimicking an Aortic Aneurysm on Chest Radiography
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Publication date: 2018-02-02
Pol J Radiol, 2017; 82: 279-282
Background: Mid-esophageal region is an uncommon location of esophageal diverticula, a condition usually diagnosed in elderly individuals.
Case Report: We report a case of an elderly male with incidental finding of mediastinal lesion, which was initially thought to be an aortic aneurysm. Further evaluation demonstrated a mid-esophageal diverticulum at the level of the carina. We present patient’s medical history and imaging, followed by a discussion on symptoms and management.
Conclusions: Knowledge of benign conditions that might mimic a mediastinal vascular pathology is important for therapeutic and prognostic reasons, as they are often managed conservatively.
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