Bronchogenic Cyst



Bronchogenic Cyst


Lester D. R. Thompson, MD










A cervical bronchogenic cyst is shown from the lateral neck of a 2-month-old male. Clinically it was thought to be a branchial cleft cyst. Note the ciliated respiratory epithelium image.






Although hyaline cartilage image is readily seen in intrathoracic bronchogenic cysts, it may be more difficult to identify the cervical variant. Multiple recuts may be required.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Bronchial cyst


Definitions



  • Rare congenital malformation of ventral foregut


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Embryogenesis



  • Derived from diverticula buds that separate from foregut during formation of tracheobronchial tree


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Bronchogenic Cyst
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