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Open Access Case report

Bronchogenic cyst associated with pericardial defect: Case report and review of the literature

Andrea Imperatori1, Nicola Rotolo1, Elisa Nardecchia1, Giovanni Mariscalco2, Marco Spagnoletti1 and Lorenzo Dominioni1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Surgical Sciences, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

2 Department of Surgical Sciences, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Varese University Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:85  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-85

Published: 20 June 2011

Abstract

Partial defect of the pericardium combined with bronchogenic cyst is a very rare congenital anomaly. We describe the case of a 32-year-old man with a partial defect of the left pericardium and a bronchogenic cyst arising from the border of the pericardial defect. The cyst was successfully resected with the harmonic scalpel by three-port videothoracoscopic approach.

Keywords:
Bronchogenic cyst; pericardial defect; video-thoracoscopy; harmonic scalpel