Published on:2nd May 2015
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2015; 6(2):97-99
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.2.9

    Large Bronchogenic cyst Masquerading as Pericardial cyst and Causing Congenital lobar Emphysema


    Naveen Chandra Ganiga Sanjeeva1*, Achyut Sarkar2, Imran Ahmed3, Shailesh Patil4

    1Department of Cardiology Kmc Manipal, Manipal University, Udupi-India.

    2Department of Cardiology, Ipgmer, Kolkata, India.

    3RMO medical college hospital Kolkata, India.

    4Senior resident Department of cardiology IPGMER Kolkata, India.


    Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital lesions of the bronchial tree which are mostly asymptomatic. Rarely when the size is large it can compress on the adjacent structures in the mediastinum. We report a rare case of 10 month old baby presented with recurrent lower respiratory tract infection, was suspected to have a pericardial cyst on echocardiography. On further imaging it was confirmed to be a large bronchogenic cyst from the carina compressing on the left atrium and the left bronchus causing congenital lobar emphysema of the left lung. In view of compression of the adjacent structures patient was sent for surgery. Though congenital bronchogenic cysts involving pericardium and intracardiac tissues have been reported but mediastinal bronchogenic cysts compressing on left bronchus causing congenital lobar emphysema have rarely been reported.

    Key words: Bronchogenic cyst, Congenital lobar emphysema.

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