Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2018 Feb;51(1):69-71. 10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.1.69.

A Life-Threatening Bronchogenic Cyst

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Korea. cskkwang@gmail.com

Abstract

A bronchogenic cyst causing cardiac tamponade is a rare condition. We report an unusual case of a bronchogenic cyst that caused cardiac tamponade. A 49-year-old female patient presented at our emergency room with complaints of palpitations and shortness of breath that had lasted for 5 days preceding the visit. Echocardiography revealed a very large cystic mass compressing the left a trium posteriorly, and a large amount of pericardial effusion caused the diastolic collapse of the ventricles. Atrial fibrillation and aggravated dyspnea were observed, and the patient's vital signs were unstable after admission. We therefore performed an emergency operation. The bronchogenic cyst was resected by thoracotomy and the patient was discharged 12 days after the operation without any complications over 5 years of follow-up.

Keyword

Cysts; Cardiac tamponade

MeSH Terms

Atrial Fibrillation
Bronchogenic Cyst*
Cardiac Tamponade
Dyspnea
Echocardiography
Emergencies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion
Thoracotomy
Vital Signs
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