Bronchogenic cyst mascoriding bronchial asthma: a case report


  • Saimah Naseer Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Gungi R. Prasad Department of Pediatric Surgery, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Syed Asif S. Harooni Department of General Surgery, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India



Bronchogenic cyst, Acute bronchial asthma, Development of respiratory tract


Bronchogenic cysts are developmental errors of the tracheobronchial tree. Various clinical presentations from incidental detection to symptomatic presentations have been described but presenting as acute bronchial asthma is relatively rare. A 3-year-old male child repeatedly presented with acute asthmatic attacks. Initially treated as asthma and evaluated for foreign body. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scans showed bronchogenic cyst near the left bronchus. Transthoracic excision relieved symptoms permanently. Role of CECT scan in symptomatic children with vague respiratory symptoms is being stressed. A rare case of bronchogenic cyst presenting as acute bronchial asthma is being reported. Early identification and intervention of this condition can prevent life threatening complications.


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