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Title: An unusual cause of chest pain in a young man : bronchogenic cysts and their cardiac manifestations
Authors: Magro, Abigail
Micallef, Josef
Falzon, Stephanie
Agius, Maria
Busuttil, Walter
Montefort, Stephen
Keywords: Chest pain -- Case studies
Mediastinum -- Cysts
Cysts (Pathology) -- Treatment
Bronchogenic cyst
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Citation: Magro, A., Micallef, J., Falzon, S., Agius, M., Busuttil, W., & Montefort, S. (2010). An unusual cause of chest pain in a young man: bronchogenic cysts and their cardiac manifestations. The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 40(1), 29-32.
Abstract: We report a case of a 24-year-old man who presented with chest pain and electrocardiographic evidence of myocardial ischaemia. An abnormal structure located behind the heart on the urgent transthoracic echocardiogram and a computed tomography scan of the mediastinum led to prompt surgery with eventual resection of the lesion. The histology revealed fragments of connective tissue covered by squamous epithelium and ciliated epithelium, consistent with a bronchogenic cyst. The case study is accompanied by a literature review of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of bronchogenic cysts and their association with cardiac symptoms.
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