Congenital cervical bronchogenic cyst

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Feb;57(2):145-8. doi: 10.1016/s0165-5876(00)00412-2.


A bronchogenic cyst is a rare developmental aberration that occurs in the paediatric age group. Over 50 cases of bronchogenic cysts have been reported in the literature. There is still a possibility of clinically misdiagnosing this condition as a more common congenital neck cyst like a branchial cyst. We report here the case of a 12-year-old female presenting with a neck swelling since birth who was diagnosed to have a bronchogenic cyst based on characteristic clinical and histopathological findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchogenic Cyst / congenital*
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / diagnosis
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neck