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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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Enhanced computed tomography scan at our hospital showing a reduction in the tumor and right intrapulmonary consolidation
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Fig2: Enhanced computed tomography scan at our hospital showing a reduction in the tumor and right intrapulmonary consolidation

Mentions: A chest-enhanced CT scan taken at our hospital showed spontaneous regression in the tumor size and right intrapulmonary consolidation, which came in contact with the tumor (Fig 2). Therefore, we commenced the administration of antibiotics. The radiographic intrapulmonary consolidation subsequently disappeared, C-reactive protein (CRP) became negative, and pyrexia improved. Bronchofiberscopic findings revealed no endobronchial abnormalities. Since the infection had improved, mediastinal tumor resection was planned.Fig. 2


Spontaneous regression of bronchogenic cyst accompanied by pneumonia
Enhanced computed tomography scan at our hospital showing a reduction in the tumor and right intrapulmonary consolidation
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Fig2: Enhanced computed tomography scan at our hospital showing a reduction in the tumor and right intrapulmonary consolidation
Mentions: A chest-enhanced CT scan taken at our hospital showed spontaneous regression in the tumor size and right intrapulmonary consolidation, which came in contact with the tumor (Fig 2). Therefore, we commenced the administration of antibiotics. The radiographic intrapulmonary consolidation subsequently disappeared, C-reactive protein (CRP) became negative, and pyrexia improved. Bronchofiberscopic findings revealed no endobronchial abnormalities. Since the infection had improved, mediastinal tumor resection was planned.Fig. 2

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.


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