Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal findings of bronchogenic cyst
Lesions like bronchogenic cyst
and neurofibroma were suspected by CT imaging, but surgical excision proved to be both diagnostic and therapeutic.
Embryonal rhabdomy-osarcoma arising within a congenital bronchogenic cyst
in a child.
Should asymptomatic bronchogenic cysts
in adults be treated conservatively or with surgery?
Three patients had benign pathologies; retrosternal goitre, bronchogenic cyst
and giant left atrium (8) diagnosed on CT scan and subsequently confirmed at surgical resection.
Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan showed a posterior mediastinal mass compressing the oesophagus, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed high signal intensities on both T1 and T2 weighted images suggestive of bronchogenic cyst
Pathologic examination of the excised tissue confirmed the bronchogenic cyst
The CT scan revealed a round lucent 5 cm mass having the characteristics of a bronchogenic cyst
Abnormal budding of the resultant bronchial tree results in a bronchogenic cyst
In present study most common mediastinal lesions were pulmonary Koch's with mediastinal lymphadenopathy and bronchogenic cyst
To date, bronchogenic cysts
located in highest upper mediastinum excised by thoracoscopy have not been reported, though complete thoracoscopic extirpation of a bronchogenic cyst
has been reported before.
However, the scapular bronchogenic cyst
is an extremely rare form of this anomaly.
The differential diagnosis of cervical thymic cyst in adults includes branchial cleft cyst, cystic lymphangioma, cervical bronchogenic cyst
, and cystic metastasis of the lymph nodes.
The differential diagnosis of cystic cervical masses includes thyroid cyst, thymic cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, bronchogenic cyst
, lymphangioma and parathyroid cyst (PC) (1).
Because of the high frequency of ELS with other congenital abnormalities, including bronchogenic cyst
, diaphragmatic hernia, adenoid cystic malformation and lobar emphysema, ELS is confined to neonates.