Infected Bronchogenic Cyst Treated With Drainage Followed by Resection

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Abstract

Bronchogenic cysts originate from anomalous development of the ventral foregut. Although treatment of asymptomatic bronchogenic cysts remains controversial, symptomatic bronchogenic cysts should be surgically removed. We report a case of a 62-year-old man with an infected bronchogenic cyst. We drained the cyst using transesophageal endoscopic ultrasonography to control the inflammation and decrease the size of the cyst; we subsequently resected the cyst. Five months after resection, the patient was well, and computed tomography showed no evidence of cyst recurrence.

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