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Thorax. Aug 1977; 32(4): 512–516.
PMCID: PMC470664

Mediastinal cyst containing mural pancreatic tissue.


The second documented case of mediastinal ectopic tissue presenting as a mediastinal mass is reported. Previously reported cases of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the thorax are reviewed in an attempt to explain this anomalous development.

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