标题：Hemolymphangioma in the posterior mediastinum: a case report and literature review
作者：Wu, Jinxiang; Shangguan, Hong; Zhou, Shengyu; Dong, Liang
作者机构：[Wu, Jinxiang; Shangguan, Hong; Zhou, Shengyu; Dong, Liang] Shandong Univ, Qilu Hosp, Dept Resp, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
通讯作者地址：[Dong, L]Shandong Univ, Qilu Hosp, Dept Resp, Jinan, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
关键词：Bronchoscopy; hemolymphangioma; pleural effusion; posterior mediastinum
摘要：Hemolymphangioma of the thorax is a very rare benign tumor. There were only three reports of this disease until 2016. Herein, we report a case of hemolymphangioma of the thorax with pleural effusion. A 57-year-old woman had been admitted to hospital. Computed tomography also demonstrated a heterogenous mass in the posterior mediastinum and suspected invasion to the artery. Surgery was performed. The mediastinal tumor was soft. The pathological diagnosis was a hemolymphangioma of the posterior mediastinum. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she was discharged on the fifth day after surgery. Major symptoms are chest tightness and short of breath due to the tumor and pleural effusion. However, we experienced a case of hemolymphangioma of the thorax with pleural effusion. This disease is a very rare entity, but should be considered when patients have mass and pleural effusion in the thorax.