J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2008 Jun;14(1):94-97.

Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst Misdiagnosed as Asthma and Dysphagia in a Child: One Case Report

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  • 1Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. csdoctor@schch.co.kr

Abstract

A 19-month-old boy suffered from stridor and dysphagia. He was taking asthma medication for a few months, but symptoms did not improve. After admission, a chest CT showed a posterior mediastinal mass, which compressed the trachea and esophagus. The removed mass via open thoracotomy was a bronchogenic cyst on histopathology. Postoperatively, stridor and dysphagia disappeared. In case of persistent and refractory stridor or dysphagia in children, congenital lesions including bronchogenic cyst need to be ruled out.

Keyword

Cyst; Mediastinum; Bronchogenic

MeSH Terms

Asthma
Bronchogenic Cyst
Child
Deglutition Disorders
Esophagus
Humans
Infant
Mediastinum
Respiratory Sounds
Thoracotomy
Thorax
Trachea
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