Enteric cyst in the left posterior mediastinum mimicking a hydatid cyst on chest computed tomography scan
Mediastinal enteric cysts are a rare occurrence among adults and are usually asymptomatic. In most cases they are an incidental finding in the right hemi-mediastinum and are associated with vertebral anomalies. We report the unusual case of a 23 year old male who had a mediastinal mass on chest X-ray as an incidental finding. Chest Computed Tomography (CT) scan revealed no vertebral anomalies and a cystic mass in the left posterior mediastinum with features similar to those of a hydatid cyst.Posterolateral thoracotomy was done and the cyst was excised. Histopathology report revealed it to be an enteric cyst.