Case Report: PDF OnlyBronchogenic Cyst in the Interatrial Septum with a Single Persistent Left Superior Vena CavaChen, Chien-Chang* Author Information Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Chien-Chang Chen, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901, Junghua Road, YungKang City, Tainan 710, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: June 3, 2005; • Accepted: September 5, 2005. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: February 2006 - Volume 69 - Issue 2 - p 89-91 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70120-0 Metrics Abstract Bronchogenic cysts are classified as a type of congenital foregut cyst. They are usually extrapulmonary and occur mostly along the tracheobronchial tree. Intracardiac bronchogenic cysts are very rare. As far as we know, only 3 cases have been reported previously. This paper presents a unique case of a 70-year-old male who was diagnosed with a bronchogenic cyst in the interatrial septum with a concomitant persistent left superior vena cava. He underwent successful complete excision of the cyst under cardiopulmonary bypass and enjoyed an uneventful life with normal sinus rhythm during the 1-year follow-up. The relevant literature is reviewed and an explanation for the embryogenesis of the bronchogenic cyst in such a peculiar location is proposed. © 2006 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.