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REVIEW ARTICLE

Bronchogenic Cyst as a Rare Differential in an Adult Cervical Cystic Swelling

Ajith J George, Pranay Gaikwad

Citation Information : George AJ, Gaikwad P. Bronchogenic Cyst as a Rare Differential in an Adult Cervical Cystic Swelling. Int J Head Neck Surg 2015; 6 (4):175-177.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1249

Published Online: 00-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital malformations of the ventral foregut development usually located in the mediastinum and intrapulmonary regions. Cervical bronchogenic cysts are unusual and have been reported predominantly in the pediatric age population, rarely in adults.

Materials and methods

We retrieved and analyzed medical records of all patients who were diagnosed to have bronchogenic cysts within the past 5 years who presented to the surgical departments of pediatric surgery, cardiothoracic, general surgery, ENT, and head and neck surgery.

Data

Thirty-three patients with bronchogenic cysts were identified, five of whom were children and only presented with a cyst in the neck. The details of the patient with cervical bronchogenic cyst are presented and discussed.

Conclusion

Bronchogenic cysts of the neck are rare differential diagnosis of neck masses in adults. The magnetic resonance imaging was found to be specific for diagnosis and preoperative assessment. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, along with the prevention of future complications and establishment of diagnosis.

How to cite this article

George AJ, Gaikwad P. Bronchogenic Cyst as a Rare Differential in an Adult Cervical Cystic Swelling. Int J Head Neck Surg 2015;6(4):175-177.


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