A case report of para-esophageal bronchogenic cyst with esophageal communication
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1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, PR China
2 Department of Scientific Research, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, PR China
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:94 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-94Published: 26 September 2012
Paraesophageal bronchogenic cyst was one of common mediastinal congenital cystic lesions of foregut origin. Because of an intimate embryologic relationship with the esophagus, they were usually found intramural (intramural esophageal bronchogenic cysts) with the local esophageal mucosa being intact and the paraesophageal bronchogenic cysts were rarely communicated with esophageal lumen. We report a case of para-esophageal bronchogenic cyst communicating to the esophageal lumen thorough a pedicle of canal, which looked liked a diverticulum on X-ray. During the operation, a communication of paraesophageal bronchogenic cyst with esophageal was found and the pathology diagnosis were made then. The symptoms of chest pain and dysphagia were relieved immediately after operation. The follow-up was well 2 years after the surgery.