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Chirurgia 2013 April;26(2):191-3

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Bronchogenic cyst of the interatrial septum

Jiang H., Wang H. S., Wu H. B., Li X. M.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery The Northern Hospital of Shenyang, Shenhe District Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China


Bronchogenic cyst is considered as an uncommon congenital anomaly. It can be mostly found in mediastinum or lung. Intracardiac bronchogenic cyst is very rare. We found 2 cases in more than 20000 cardiac surgical cases in our department. The 2 cases bronchogenic cyst arose from interatrial septum (IAS), the preoperative diagnosis were myxoma, but the histological diagnosis were bronchogenic cyst in both cases. Although it is very rare, it should be considered while intracardiac tumor is diagnosed. It is recommended to complete resection of any bronchogenic cyst for primarily diagnostic and potentially therapeutic reasons, and every effort should be made to prevent complications due to injury to nearby tissues.

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