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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 111-113

Report of a Case of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of Bronchogenic Cyst Developed in the Aorto-Pulmonary Window

University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Department of Thoracic Surgery, II Surgical Clinic, Policlinico Umberto I, V. le Policlinico, Rome 00164, Italy

Received 21 December 1995; Accepted 8 July 1996

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the case of a 28-years-old male with a bronchogenic cyst developed in the aorto-pulmonary window. Left video-assisted thoracoscopy was performed and the cyst was removed intact and completely. Operative time was 48 minutes. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the third postoperative day. We believe that an uncomplicated mediastinal bronchogenic cyst can be successfully approached by video-assisted thoracoscopy. In the case of an intraparenchymal or complicated cyst, thoracoscopic resection can be technically difficult and hazardous, and open approach is preferable.