Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Case Report
Oak Hill Hospital
bronchogenic cyst, duplication cyst, mediastinal mass, superior vena cava obstruction, superior vena cava syndrome
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Bronchogenic cysts are rare in adults and often remain undetected until discovered incidentally on imaging or during a symptomatic investigation. The possibility of superior vena cava (SVC) compression due to a bronchogenic cyst arises in complex patient presentations. SVC syndrome poses several unique challenges due to the wide range of clinical symptoms and difficulty identifying the cause when symptoms first manifest. This case report examines a 39-year-old male who presented with symptoms resulting from SVC compression caused by a bronchogenic cyst, leading to SVC syndrome. We discuss the various imaging modalities used to assess the severity of the obstruction and the surgical interventions employed to alleviate the symptoms. A surgical intervention provides symptomatic relief and promises an excellent prognosis when performed without complications.
Publisher or Conference
Mora A, Ghavamrezaii A, Abidali H, Caballero H, Hamidullah A, Mitzov N. Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023;15(7):e42040. Published 2023 Jul 17. doi:10.7759/cureus.42040