ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Videothoracoscopic excision of a diaphragmatic bronchogenic cyst appearing as a pulmonary lesion
Murat Kara1, Melek Ağkoç1, Salih Duman1, Dilek Yılmazbayhan2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Pathology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.19611
Diaphragmatic bronchogenic cysts are rare, and very few cases have been reported in the literature to date. Herein, we present a 42-year-old male patient who had a diaphragmatic bronchogenic cyst with the radiologic appearance of an intrapulmonary lesion as the 32nd case in the English literature. We performed a videothoracoscopic excision of the cyst, which was later found to be originated from the diaphragm. Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of the bronchogenic cyst. Diaphragmatic bronchogenic cysts may present as intrapulmonary lesions radiologically. Videothoracoscopic excision is a feasible treatment method for these lesions.
Keywords : Bronchogenic cyst, diaphragm, videothoracoscopy
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