• Bronchogenic Cyst

    Bronchogenic cysts are small and usually solitary cysts or sinuses that are found most often in young adults and are typically located in the region of the suprasternal notch or over the manubrium.

    Symptoms of Bronchogenic Cyst

    Mostly the cysts remain asymptomatic but following symptoms may occur due to compression by the cyst,

    • Difficulty in breathing

    • Difficulty in swallowing

    • Cough

    • Chest pain

    Diagnosis of Bronchogenic Cyst

    Chest x-rays & CT scan are used to confirm the diagnosis of Bronchogenic Cyst.

    Laparoscopic surgery for Bronchogenic Cyst

    The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia through small incisions on the site of cyst. Using laparoscope and other surgical instruments, the cyst is removed by full-thickness resection and stored in a bag for histopathology. After completing the procedure, incisions are closed with sutures or staples, or covered with glue-like bandage.

    Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery for Bronchogenic Cyst/strong>

    • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

    • Faster recovery

    • Only few hours or overnight hospitalization

    • Earlier ambulation

    • Sooner return to work

    • Very less pain during and after the procedure

    • Smaller incisions

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • Early ambulation

    • High success rate