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PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEDIASTINAL NEURENTERIC CYST AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
A Çay*, İ Aydoğdu**
*MEDICAL PARK SILIVRI HOSPITAL
**BEZMIALEM VAKIF UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Neurenteric cyst is an extremely rare developmental anomaly that results from incomplete separation of the notochord from the foregut in the third weeks of embryogenesis. Prenatal detection of these cystic lesions has rarely been reported in the literature. Only 18 cases of prenatally demonstrated mediastinal thoracic neurenteric cyst have been reported previously. We present a case of a neurenteric cyst associated with vertebral anomalies diagnosed by prenatal ultrasonography at 31 weeks of gestation which was treated successfully in the early neonatal period. The combination of thoracic cystic mass with vertebral anomalies on prenatal ultrasonography strongly suggest a neurenteric cyst. Prenatal diagnosis of a mediastinal neurenteric cyst enables early intervention and appropriate neonatal management.