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Spontaneous regression of bronchogenic cyst accompanied by pneumonia

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Bronchogenic cysts arise from abnormal budding of the ventral diverticulum of the foregut or tracheobronchial tree during embryogenesis, are the most common cystic masses in the mediastinum, and are generally asymptomatic. A spontaneous regression in a mediastinal bronchogenic cyst (MBC) with pneumonia is rare. A 30-year-old male had a tumor shadow in the middle mediastinum. When he visited our hospital, he had a mild fever with coughing and sputum. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed a decrease in the tumor size and the existence of right pneumonia. MBC may be involved in the etiology of pneumonia; therefore, bronchogenic cysts need to be resected as soon as possible.

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Initial chest computed tomography scan showing the mediastinal tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length with right pleural effusion
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Fig1: Initial chest computed tomography scan showing the mediastinal tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length with right pleural effusion

Mentions: A 30-year-old male visited a local doctor due to the onset of coughing with sputum. He had not previously had any health problems. A chest roentgenogram revealed a tumor in the right hilum. A tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length was detected in the middle mediastinum by plain chest computed tomography (CT), with a small amount of pleural effusion inside the right thoracic cavity (Fig 1). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass. Therefore, the patient was diagnosed with a middle mediastinal tumor and was referred to our hospital. Although he had a mild fever with coughing with sputum, no other symptoms were observed at the initial visit to our hospital. Laboratory tests showed a mildly elevated inflammatory response. Sputum cultures were negative for tuberculosis, fungi, and other bacteria, and the results of cytological studies were unremarkable.Fig. 1


Spontaneous regression of bronchogenic cyst accompanied by pneumonia
Initial chest computed tomography scan showing the mediastinal tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length with right pleural effusion
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Fig1: Initial chest computed tomography scan showing the mediastinal tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length with right pleural effusion
Mentions: A 30-year-old male visited a local doctor due to the onset of coughing with sputum. He had not previously had any health problems. A chest roentgenogram revealed a tumor in the right hilum. A tumor measuring approximately 60 mm in length was detected in the middle mediastinum by plain chest computed tomography (CT), with a small amount of pleural effusion inside the right thoracic cavity (Fig 1). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass. Therefore, the patient was diagnosed with a middle mediastinal tumor and was referred to our hospital. Although he had a mild fever with coughing with sputum, no other symptoms were observed at the initial visit to our hospital. Laboratory tests showed a mildly elevated inflammatory response. Sputum cultures were negative for tuberculosis, fungi, and other bacteria, and the results of cytological studies were unremarkable.Fig. 1

View Article: PubMed Central

ABSTRACT

Bronchogenic cysts arise from abnormal budding of the ventral diverticulum of the foregut or tracheobronchial tree during embryogenesis, are the most common cystic masses in the mediastinum, and are generally asymptomatic. A spontaneous regression in a mediastinal bronchogenic cyst (MBC) with pneumonia is rare. A 30-year-old male had a tumor shadow in the middle mediastinum. When he visited our hospital, he had a mild fever with coughing and sputum. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed a decrease in the tumor size and the existence of right pneumonia. MBC may be involved in the etiology of pneumonia; therefore, bronchogenic cysts need to be resected as soon as possible.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus