CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2022; 10(01): e30-e32
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742713
Case Report

Thoracoscopic Resection of a Foregut Duplication Cyst with the Use of a 5-mm Stapling Device in an Infant—A Case Report

Marc Da Col
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
,
Nicolas Regamey
2   Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
,
Philipp O. Szavay
1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Abstract

Esophageal foregut duplication cysts are a rare congenital anomaly predominantly diagnosed in children. With possible growth foregut duplication cysts may cause compression on thoracic or mediastinal structures, respectively. Due to the presence of ectopic gastric mucosa and its potential malignant alteration resection of foregut duplication cysts is recommended. More recently, the use of a thoracoscopic approach for resection has shown to be an advantageous alternative to a conventional open approach. A case of a complete thoracoscopic resection of an esophageal foregut duplication cyst using a 5-mm stapling device is presented.



Publication History

Received: 04 May 2021

Accepted: 04 November 2021

Article published online:
10 March 2022

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