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MORALES MUNERA, Olga Lucía; VALENCIA MUNOZ, Mabel Viviana; VALENCIA CHAVEZ, María de la Luz  and  BISSINGER NISHIKUNI, Íngrid. Bronchogenic cyst: report of a case in the neonatal period. Iatreia [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.4, pp.413-421. ISSN 0121-0793.

Bronchogenic cysts are malformations of the ventral wall of the primitive gut that disturb the development of the tracheo-bronchial tree. We report the case of a newborn male with a bronchogenic cyst in the right upper lobe, referred to the neonatal intensive care unit at Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul, in Medellín, Colombia, because of progressive respiratory distress. Surgical treatment by lobectomy was successful. Bronchogenic cysts are a heterogeneous group of abnormalities. They may be single or multiple and are usually confined to a pulmonary segment or lobe. Symptomatology is due to compression or superinfection, and depends on the location and size of the cyst. Treatment of choice is surgery even in asymptomatic patients.

Keywords : Bronchogenic cyst; Neonatal period.

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