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 years
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. 

The hilum overlay sign is evident.


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
Published: 25th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Spine, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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