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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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Computed tomography scan after 14 months postoperatively showing no recurrence of MBC
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Fig5: Computed tomography scan after 14 months postoperatively showing no recurrence of MBC

Mentions: Histopathological findings revealed that the cyst wall was mainly composed of bronchial glands and smooth muscle tissues, with hematoxylin and eosin staining showing that it was lined by ciliated columnar epithelia (Fig 4). Therefore, the tumor was diagnosed as MBC. The patient has been doing well for 14 months postoperatively (Fig 5).Fig. 4


Spontaneous regression of bronchogenic cyst accompanied by pneumonia
Computed tomography scan after 14 months postoperatively showing no recurrence of MBC
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Fig5: Computed tomography scan after 14 months postoperatively showing no recurrence of MBC
Mentions: Histopathological findings revealed that the cyst wall was mainly composed of bronchial glands and smooth muscle tissues, with hematoxylin and eosin staining showing that it was lined by ciliated columnar epithelia (Fig 4). Therefore, the tumor was diagnosed as MBC. The patient has been doing well for 14 months postoperatively (Fig 5).Fig. 4

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.

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