Bronchogenic cyst

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Pioli Resende


Asymptomatic patient. During preoperative exams for the treatment of breast cancer a lesion was identified in the base of the right hemithorax.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female



Scout and tomographic acquisitions in mediastinal and pulmonary windows before resection of the lesion, showing a mass in the posterior pleural base of the right hemithorax with homogeneous density and smooth wall.


Chest radiography performed 2 months after resection of the lesion, showing complete removal of the mass and a small pleurodiaphragmatic scar at the site.

Case Discussion

Histopathological report after the resection confirmed the hypothesis of bronchogenic cyst.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D., Dr. Marcello Antônio de Rezende Basilio M.D. and Dr. Dunya Bachour Basilio M.D.

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