Bronchogenic cyst


Bronchogenic cysts are congenital malformations of the bronchial tree They can present as a mediastinal mass that may enlarge and cause local compression. It is considered the commonest of foregut duplication cysts.

In many instances, bronchogenic cysts are asymptomatic and are found incidentally when the chest is imaged. When large, mass effect may result in bronchial obstruction leading to air trapping and respiratory distress.