Clinical spectrum of bronchogenic cysts of the mediastinum and lung in the adult.

  title={Clinical spectrum of bronchogenic cysts of the mediastinum and lung in the adult.},
  author={R St-Georges and Jean Deslauriers and Andr{\'e} C. Duranceau and Regis Vaillancourt and Claude Deschamps and Gilles Donat Beauchamp and Andrew L Page and Jacques Brisson},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={52 1},
Bronchogenic cysts are closed sacs considered to be the result of an abnormal budding of the respiratory system. They are lined by ciliated epithelium and have focal areas of hyaline cartilage, smooth muscle, and bronchial glands within their walls. They are seldom seen in the adult, and most are thought to be asymptomatic and free of complications. During a 20-year period, 86 patients underwent resection of a bronchogenic cyst of the mediastinum (66 patients) and lung (20 patients). There were… CONTINUE READING


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