Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.30, no.2, pp.784-787, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Bronchogenic cysts are usually located in the mediastinum and pulmonary parenchyema, however they may occasionally be subdiaphragmatic or subcutaneous. Although seen in all age groups, symptomatic ones can be diagnosed in the newborn period whereas the asymptomatic ones are detected incidentally on chest X-ray in advenced ages. We present a 21-year-old man with a bronchogenic cyst in the posterior mediastinum that led to complaints of fatigue and back pain. A posteroanterior chest plain radiography showed enlargement of the mediastinum. Computerized thorax tomography showed a 4x3 cm cystic lesion in the left posterior mediastinum, in paravertebral location. The cyst was exised via a thoracotomy. The histopathological diagnosis was bronchogenic cyst. The patient was asymtomatic and without any radiological recurrence in the sixth-month follow up visit.