Bronchogenic Cyst vs. Giant Cell Tumor
Left picture: The diagnosis is a bronchogenic cyst which means that it isnīt a real tumor, but a malformation. Right picture: In this case a giant cell tumor is the diagnosis, which was recurring. Giant cell tumors occur mainly in teenagers and young adults. This case report illustrates the possibility of clinical and radiological confusion of masses of the ribs or the chest wall with mediastinal tumors.
The chest x-ray of both patients shows a rounded mass which forms the right boundary of the upper mediastinum. Left picture: The 9.5-year-old boy had respiratory symptoms. Right picture: The 4-year-old girl has already been operated for the same pathology. Left picture: The mass is inconspicuous concerning its structure on the x-ray. Right picture: This tumor lies on the right side in the back in continuation of a rudimental part of a rib and is not homogenous; it is longitudinal-oval and adjusted parallelly to the adjacent ribs, and much larger than the mass in the contralateral case report.