A 32-year-old female from a suburb of Antalya (Turkey) was admitted with a mediastinal mass. She was a housewife and had no history of pet or other animal contact. She had no symptoms and her physical examination was normal, with no other remote pathological findings. She was subsequently referred to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery due to hilar and mediastinal enlargement incidentally found on her chest radiograph (figure 1) and a well-shaped mediastinal mass (diameter of 4x5x6 cm) in the left side of the middle mediastinum identified from her chest computed tomography (CT) (figure 2). Routine blood and liver ultrasound tests were normal. The preliminary diagnosis was mediastinal unknown mass.
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