Respiratory Distress in An Infant Induced By Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis Complicated By Bronchogenic Cyst

A 3-month-old infant developed respiratory distress as a result of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis. The patient was first treated for initial symptoms which were gradually improving, but mechanical ventilation was required for seven days. Upon extubation, rapid respiratory distress ensued, requiring reintubation. Chest computed tomograph examination revealed a mediastinal mass, which was surgically removed and the patient was successfully weaned from mechanical ventilation. Histological diagnosis was bronchogenic cyst.