Bronchogenic Cyst Invading Right Atrium in a 5-Year-Old

Goksel O. S., Sayin O. A., Cinar T., Toker A., Tireli E., Dayioglu E.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.56, no.7, pp.435-436, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-965598
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-436
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Primary bronchogenic cysts of cardiac origin or extension ire rare. We report here on a 5-year-old girl with a bronchogenic cyst with a diameter of 5.0 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm extending to the right atrial wall. Tumor enucleation and resection of the cyst together with the invaded right atrial wall was performed through a right posterolateral thoracotomy and an opening in the lateral pericardium. Resection of intrapericardial bronchogenic cysts is possible, although extensive invasion of cardiac structures may necessitate the use of cardiopulmonary bypass through a sternotomy.