Pediatric Bronchogenic Cysts: A Case Series of Six Patients Highlighting Diagnosis and Management
To present six cases of bronchogenic cysts while highlighting the diagnosis and management of this anomaly.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
A retrospective chart review was conducted using our institution's Pathology database. The database was queried for "bronchogenic cyst." From 2006 through 2017, six unusual cases were identified.
The six cases of bronchogenic cysts were located in the neck (two cases), chest wall, mediastinum (two cases), and thyroid. All six of our patients underwent complete excision and did not experience recurrence or other complications.
Although rare, bronchogenic cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of peculiar cystic masses in the pediatric population. Considering the crucial regional anatomy that may be associated with bronchogenic cysts, intimate knowledge of surgical anatomy using preoperative imaging is critical in most cases for their safe and effective excision.
Cohn, Jason E.; Rethy, Kimberly; Prasad, Rajeev; Pascasio, Judy Mae; Annunzio, Katie; and Zwillenberg, Seth, "Pediatric Bronchogenic Cysts: A Case Series of Six Patients Highlighting Diagnosis and Management" (2018). Otolaryngology (ENT) Resident Research. 14.