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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 February;44(1):135-7

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Life threatening complications caused by bronchogenic and oesophageal duplication cysts in a child

Hajjar W., El-Madany Y., Ashour M., Al-Kattan K.

Thoracic Surgery Division Department of Surgery King Khalid University Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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An 11-­year-old ­girl pre­sented ­with ­severe res­pir­a­tory dis­tress, ­fever and ­septic man­i­fes­ta­tions. Com­puted tomog­raphy ­scan (CT) of the ­chest ­showed 2 sep­arate ­superior and pos­te­rior med­i­as­tinal ­cysts, the ­upper one ­causing ­severe ­extrinsic com­pres­sion of the tra­chea, and the oesoph­agus, ­while the ­lower ­cyst was at the sub­car­inal ­region com­pressing the 2 ­major ­bronchi. Emer­gency thor­a­cotomy was per­formed per­mit­ting com­plete resec­tion of ­intra-­mural oesoph­a­geal ­enteric ­cyst, and a sub­car­inal bron­cho­genic ­cyst. The ­postoper­a­tive ­course was ­uneventful.

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