Bronchogenic cyst associated with pericardial defect: Case report and review of the literature
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
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:85 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-85Published: 20 June 2011
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.