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Pediatric Esophageal or Bronchogenic Cyst

Dallas

214-456-6040
Fax: 214-456-6320
Suite F5200

Plano

469-497-2501
Fax: 469-497-2507
Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is a Pediatric Esophageal or Bronchogenic Cyst?

At first, most of these cysts have no symptoms but will eventually cause problems. Problems begin when the cyst grows and pushes against the organs around it. This makes breathing and swallowing more difficult, causes pain and discomfort and may even affect how the heart works. Most of the time, the larger the cyst, the more symptoms it creates.

What are the different types of a Pediatric Esophageal or Bronchogenic Cyst?

When it comes to cysts of the esophagus and the bronchus there are two types:

Simple cysts

Simple cysts are made up of an extra layer of the tissue that lines cavities and organs in the body, called epithelium.

Duplication cysts

Duplication cysts are made of two layers of supporting tissue and muscle.

How is a Pediatric Esophageal or Bronchogenic Cyst diagnosed?

X-rays and computer-assisted scans (CT) are used to make a diagnosis.

How is a Pediatric Esophageal or Bronchogenic Cyst treated?

Results are improved by minimally invasive surgeries that use compact tools, miniature cameras and small cuts. All cysts of the esophagus or bronchus should be looked at by a doctor and will need to be removed surgically using small cuts and cameras (thoracoscopy) to guide the doctor.

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