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Infected Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst in a 12 Year Old Girl

M. Schweigert
1  Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany
,
F. Wolf
1  Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany
,
R. J. Stadlhuber
1  Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany
,
J. H. Ficker
2  Klinik für Pneumologie, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany
,
H. J. Stein
1  Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany
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Publication History

16 September 2010

27 September 2010

Publication Date:
15 March 2011 (online)

Abstract

Bronchogenic cysts are an uncommon congenital malformation deriving from the primitive foregut. They are mainly unilocular, and respiratory distress is the most common presentation in pediatric patients. We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl with a huge infected mediastinal bronchogenic cyst which was resected via an axillary muscle-sparing thoracotomy.