Bronchogenic cyst: mediastinal

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Patient presented for medical fitness chest assessment prior to commencement of a new job. Soon after he was involved in a RTA, from which he sustained a spinal injury

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Large thoracic mass on the post operative lateral spine - the known bronchogenic cyst.


Review of the initial chest radiograph was taken for medical fitness purposes demonstrating a large right hilar mass. 


Cystic lesion in the right hilar region.

Case Discussion

Always review the whole film, whatever the indication. Often the most interesting or revealing pathology is elsewhere!

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Case information

rID: 19947
Case created: 25th Oct 2012
Last edited: 16th Apr 2017
Systems: Chest, Spine, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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