About the Journal | Editorial Board | Instructions to Contributors | Submission & Review | Advertise with Us | Subscribe to E- Alerts
Sitemap | Feedback
Advanced search
Journal of Case Reports
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Large Bronchogenic Cyst in a 12-Year-Old Child
Roman Dutta1, Pramoj Jindal1, Yogesh Jhamb2, Gautam Jain2
Departments of 1Thoracic & Robotic Thoracic Surgery and 2General and Minimal Access Surgery, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Delhi-NCR, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Roman Dutta
Email: romandutta@gmail.com
Received: 14-JUL-2022 Accepted: 08-MAY-2023 Published Online: 25-SEP-2023
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2023.0025
Background: We present a rare case of a 12-year-old male child with seizures, chest pain, fever, cough, and breathing difficulty, revealing a large cystic lesion in the left paratracheal chest region. Coexisting tubercular lesions in the brain complicated the diagnosis. The patient had been under anti-tubercular treatment prior to admission. Case Report: A Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) was performed, excising the 8×7 cm cyst causing partial collapse of the left upper lobe lung. The cyst, intricately connected to the tracheal wall and vascularized by the left subclavian artery, was meticulously dissected, aspirated, and removed. Post-surgery, the patient recovered well, with the chest tube removed on the second day. Follow-up imaging confirmed lung expansion, and the patient was discharged on the third post-operative day. Conclusion: VATS proved to be an effective and minimally invasive technique for the excision of a large bronchogenic cyst, ensuring a rapid recovery and excellent long-term outcomes. This case highlights the significance of multidisciplinary approaches and precise surgical techniques in managing such intricate cases in young patients.
Keywords : Bronchogenic Cyst, Chest Tube, Chest Pain, Cough, Thoracoscopy.
Article Options
Search PubMed for
Search Google Scholar for
Article Statistics
Bookmark and Share