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Paratracheal Air Cyst
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Tracheal diverticulum
                • Tracheocele
                • Lymphoepithelial cyst
              • Definitions

                • Mucosal herniation through tracheal wall

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • Radiographic Findings

                    • CT Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Kim JS et al: Paratracheal air cysts using low-dose screening chest computed tomography: clinical significance and imaging findings. Jpn J Radiol. 29(9):644-8, 2011
                                        2. Oshiro Y et al: Subcarinal air cysts: multidetector computed tomographic findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 34(3):402-5, 2010
                                        3. Buterbaugh JE et al: Paratracheal air cysts: a common finding on routine CT examinations of the cervical spine and neck that may mimic pneumomediastinum in patients with traumatic injuries. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(6):1218-21, 2008
                                        4. Goo JM et al: Right paratracheal air cysts in the thoracic inlet: clinical and radiologic significance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(1):65-70, 1999
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                                        References
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Tracheal diverticulum
                                                      • Tracheocele
                                                      • Lymphoepithelial cyst
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Mucosal herniation through tracheal wall

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Kim JS et al: Paratracheal air cysts using low-dose screening chest computed tomography: clinical significance and imaging findings. Jpn J Radiol. 29(9):644-8, 2011
                                                                              2. Oshiro Y et al: Subcarinal air cysts: multidetector computed tomographic findings. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 34(3):402-5, 2010
                                                                              3. Buterbaugh JE et al: Paratracheal air cysts: a common finding on routine CT examinations of the cervical spine and neck that may mimic pneumomediastinum in patients with traumatic injuries. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(6):1218-21, 2008
                                                                              4. Goo JM et al: Right paratracheal air cysts in the thoracic inlet: clinical and radiologic significance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(1):65-70, 1999