Bronchogenic cyst: best time for surgery?

@article{Fievet2012BronchogenicCB,
  title={Bronchogenic cyst: best time for surgery?},
  author={Lucile Fievet and Xavier Benoit D'Journo and Jean Michel Guys and Pascal Alexandre Thomas and Pascal de Lagausie},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={1695-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bronchogenic cyst (BC) is a benign congenital mediastinal tumor whose natural course remains unclear. In adults, most BCs are removed by thoracotomy after complications. Currently, prenatal diagnosis is generally feasible and allows an early thoracoscopic intervention. The purpose of this retrospective study was to ascertain the best time for the operation. METHODS Reviewed were 36 patients (11 children, 25 adults) with a BC managed from 2000 to 2011. Clinical history, cyst size… CONTINUE READING