Persistent wheezing as manifestation of esophageal tubular duplication cyst

  • Slobodanka Petrović Department of Pulmology, Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Radmila Ljuština Department of Pulmology, Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Jovan Lovrenski Department of Radiology, Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Ivan Milović Institute for Child and Mother Health Care ‘Dr Vukan Cupic’, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Nenad Barišić OINT, Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Keywords: Anomaly, esophageal cyst, wheezing

Abstract

Duplications of esophagus are rare congenital anomalies and the second most common duplications of the gastrointestinal tract. This form of bronchopulmonary foregut malformation may appear as a cystic mediastinal mass. On chest radiographs they may be visible as middle or posterior masses. On CT they are well marginated and oppose the esophagus. Usually they are asymptomatic, unless they become infected or cause obstruction. We report a case of thoracic tubular duplication cyst in a 10-month-old boy who presented with persistent wheezing that was unsuccessfully treated in out-patient services.

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Published
2011-04-19
How to Cite
Petrović, S., Ljuština, R., Lovrenski, J., Milović, I., & Barišić, N. (2011). Persistent wheezing as manifestation of esophageal tubular duplication cyst. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 116(3), 216–219. https://doi.org/10.3109/03009734.2011.574165