Suprasternal bronchogenic cyst

J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Nov;43(11):2115-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.07.029.


Bronchogenic cysts are congenital anomalies that are typically found in the mediastinum or within the lung. Subcutaneous and cutaneous lesions are rare and most likely represent ectopic or displaced mesenchyme during early development. We report the presentation and results of resection of a suprasternal, subcutaneous bronchogenic cyst in a 23-month-old female infant that was successfully treated with simple excision.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchogenic Cyst / diagnosis
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / pathology
  • Bronchogenic Cyst / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Sternum
  • Subcutaneous Tissue