Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2013 Jan;56(1):41-44. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2013.56.1.41.

A Case of Bronchogenic Cyst in the Retropharyngeal Space

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. entlsh@hanmail.net

Abstract

The bronchogenic cyst is an uncommon benign congenital anomaly of the primitive ventral foregut. They usually occur in the mediastinum and intrapulmonary regions. Localization in the cervical area is unusual and the majority of cases reported have been found in the pediatric population. Radiologically, it can not be differentiated from other cystic lesions. Therefore, it is pa-thologically confirmed only when there are bronchial tissues such as pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium, smooth muscle, mucous gland or cartilage. Since this cyst has potential for complication, a complete excision is mandatory. We recently experienced a case of retropharyngeal bronchogenic cyst presenting as a lump sensation in 32-year-old male. In this article, we reviewed the etiology, the diagnosis, and the treatment of this case with a review of the literatures.

Keyword

Bronchial neoplasm; Bronchogenic cyst; Oropharyngeal neoplasm

MeSH Terms

Bronchial Neoplasms
Bronchogenic Cyst
Cartilage
Epithelium
Humans
Male
Mediastinum
Muscle, Smooth
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Sensation
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