Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (vats) for management of bronchogenic cyst – our experience

Amit S. Patil., Kalyan chakradhar Polavarapu and Rajesh. C. Mistry

Bronchogenic cysts are a congenital foregut duplication anomaly and are rarely diagnosed in adults Although there is no consensus on the management of bronchogenic cyst, early removal is advocated, even in asymptomatic patient’s due to increased risk of complications in long standing cysts. Surgical experience is limited particularly about video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). VATS are safe and effective in the resection of the bronchogenic cysts. VATS excision should be considered the primary therapeutic option in the management of patients with bronchogenic cysts. In support of the thoracoscopic approach we report our single-centre experience in this rare entity.

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