Bronchogenic cyst

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky



Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.



A well-defined anterior mediastinal rounded opacity with peripheral thin linear calcification.



CT shows a large cystic lesion in the right anterior mediastinum with homogeneous fluid-density content. Peripheral curvilinear and punctate wall calcifications were noted. There is a mass effect to the adjacent structures, but invasion to adjacent structures are not definite. 

Case Discussion

Features consistent of bronchogenic cyst. Bronchogenic cysts may be mediastinal or intrapulmonary in nature.

Differential considerations include

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Case information

rID: 22985
Published: 10th May 2013
Last edited: 8th May 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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