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Infected bronchogenic cyst causing dysphagia and retrosternal pain
Article first published online: 19 JUN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
The Clinical Respiratory Journal
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 1–2, April 2013
How to Cite
Søndergaard, E. B., Pedersen, J. H. and Kleive, D. (2013), Infected bronchogenic cyst causing dysphagia and retrosternal pain. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 7: 1–2. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-699X.2012.00296.x
The authors have stated explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest in connection with this article.
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 19 JUN 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 14 MAY 2012 05:04PM EST
- Received: 22 March 2012; Accepted: 01 May 2012
Bronchogenic cysts are congenital. They are typically discovered in infancy or early childhood. Secondary infection of the cyst is uncommon. We present the case of a 17-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with intermediate onset of upper abdominal, and retrosternal chest pain and fever. Subsequent X-ray and computerised tomography scan showed a bronchogenic cyst. The patient underwent subacute thoracotomy where a bronchogenic cyst filled with pus was located and excised. Bronchogenic cysts can be a rare cause of retrosternal pain.
Please cite this paper as: Søndergaard EB, Pedersen JH and Kleive D. Infected bronchogenic cyst causing dysphagia and retrosternal pain. Clin Respir J 2013; 7: e1–e2.