Two isolated giant gastric duplication cysts in thorax in a newborn

Scott Med J. 2013 Aug;58(3):e28-30. doi: 10.1177/0036933013482662.


We report a case of a newborn with severe respiratory distress since birth with two giant intrathoracic and separate eneteric duplication cysts in right hemithorax. On day 19, the intrathoracic cysts were removed, and the baby was discharged on his 22nd day of life. Histologic findings confirmed the diagnosis of a gastric duplication cyst. This report is the first case of two isolated, separated and giant right intrathoracic gastric duplication cysts in literature. The diagnostic values of radiological evaluation and surgical and pathological management for precise diagnosis are discussed.

Keywords: Intrathoracic; duplication cysts; newborn.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Airway Obstruction / etiology*
  • Airway Obstruction / pathology*
  • Cyanosis / etiology*
  • Cysts / complications*
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / etiology
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / pathology*
  • Tachypnea / etiology*
  • Tachypnea / pathology
  • Thorax / pathology*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Turkey