Bronchogenic cyst of the left lower lobe associated with severe hemoptysis

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 Sep;16(3):382-3. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(99)00226-2.


Bronchogenic cysts result from congenital disorders, are often asymptomatic at diagnosis, but complications are not uncommon. We report the case of a 19-year-old woman with severe hemoptysis. This rare presentation of an intrapulmonary bronchogenic cyst should be considered as differential diagnosis in patients with cavernous lesion of a lobe. Surgery was performed as a diagnostic and therapeutic measure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / complications
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / diagnosis*
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemoptysis / diagnosis
  • Hemoptysis / etiology*
  • Hemoptysis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome