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Acute respiratory distress due to a bronchogenic cyst exclusively managed with minimally invasive techniques
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  • Ana Catarina Fragoso,
  • Sara Fernandes,
  • António Madureira,
  • José Estevão-Costa
Ana Catarina Fragoso
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina
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Sara Fernandes
Centro Hospitalar de Sao Joao EPE
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António Madureira
Centro Hospitalar de Sao Joao EPE
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José Estevão-Costa
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Medicina
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Abstract

Mediastinal bronchogenic cysts are usually asymptomatic being often diagnosed in young adults. We present a case of a 2-year-old boy in severe respiratory distress due to a large mediastinal cyst that underwent urgent ultrasound-guided percutaneous decompression followed by planned strictly thoracoscopic excision. This unique report highlights that bronchogenic cysts may develop acute compressive symptoms requiring prompt drainage, which enables elective resection; and that both procecedures can be accomplished successfully by fully minimally invasive techniques.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

13 Aug 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
14 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned