Yonago Acta medica 2010;53:077081
Thoracoscopic Resections of Bronchogenic Cysts Arising in the Posterior Mediastinum: A Report on 3 Patients
Yasuaki Kubouchi, Hiroshige Nakamura*, Shinji Fujioka*, Ken Miwa*, Yuzo Takagi*, Yohei Yurugi*, Tomohiro Haruki* and Yuji Taniguchi*
Post-Graduate Clinical Research Center and *Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago 683-8504 Japan
We report 3 cases of patients with bronchogenic cyst arising in the posterior mediastinum. The patients were a 19-year-old male, a 36-year-old female and a 33-year-old female, whose cysts were detected as abnormal shadows in the chest. In 2 of them, neurogenic tumors were suspected preoperatively. We performed thoracoscopic resection for the 3 tumors. Bronchogenic cysts may occur ectopically, and the posterior mediastinum must be sufficiently recognized as a rare but possible ectopic site.
Key words: bronchogenic cyst; posterior mediastinum; thoracoscopic surgery