An unusual cause of chest pain in a young man: bronchogenic cysts and their cardiac manifestations

We report a case of a 24-year-old man who presented with chest pain and electrocardiographic evidence of myocardial ischaemia. An abnormal structure located behind the heart on the urgent transthoracic echocardiogram and a computed tomography scan of the mediastinum led to prompt surgery with eventual resection of the lesion. The histology revealed fragments of connective tissue covered by squamous epithelium and ciliated epithelium, consistent with a bronchogenic cyst.