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previously visited TRACHEAL AERIAL CYST
Contributed by: Dr. Javier Sánchez, Radiologist, Vista Diagnostica S.A. de C.V., Mexico.
Patient: 37 year old male
History: Asymptomatic.
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Findings: There is a well defined, well cinscuscripted image on the posterior right side of the upper trachea, shows comunication with lumen and fully air.
Diagnosis: Tracheal Aerial Cyst
Discussion:
Tracheal cyst is a rare entity and occurs from
evagination of embryologic tracheal buds, which may
occur anywhere along the trachea These cysts usually
contains air and may be completely asymptomatic or may
become infected. If they are large enough may cause
airway compression, resulting in dysponea and possibly
even stridor. Posteriorly located cyst may compress
oesophagus, resulting in dysphagia. The diagnosis
consists of the presence of a cyst on imaging studies.
Bronchoscopy shows a normal endotracheal lumen and
treatment involves surgical excision of the cyst
occur anywhere along the trachea These cysts usually
contains air and may be completely asymptomatic or may
become infected. If they are large enough may cause
airway compression, resulting in dysponea and possibly
even stridor. Posteriorly located cyst may compress
oesophagus, resulting in dysphagia. The diagnosis
consists of the presence of a cyst on imaging studies.
Bronchoscopy shows a normal endotracheal lumen and
treatment involves surgical excision of the cyst
evagination of embryologic tracheal buds, which may
Tracheal cyst is a rare entity and occurs from evagination of embryologic tracheal buds
wich may occur anywhere along the trachea.
These cyst usually contains air and may be completely asymptomatic or may become
infected. If they are large enough may cause airway compression, resulting in dysphonea
and possibly even stridor.
Posteriorly located cyst may compress esophagous, resulting in dysphagia.
The diagnosis consist of the presence of the cyst on imaging studies.
Bronchoscopy shows a normal endotracheal luen and treatment involves surgical
excision of the cyst.
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Case Number: 8055357Last Updated: 07-25-2007
Anatomy: Chest   Pathology: Congenital
Modality: CT, 3D ReconstructionAccess Level: Readable by all users
Keywords: tracheal aerial cyst

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