Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2007 Jul;40(7):520-522.

Intramural Bronchogenic Cyst of the Esophagus: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1 Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hanyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea. yhkim@hanyang.ac.kr
  • 2 Department of Pathology, Hanyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Korea.

Abstract

Bronchogenic cysts are usually located in the pulmonary parenchyma or mediastinum. When they are located in the mediastinum, they are usually near the bronchus or esophagus, but they are rarely at an intramural location of the esophagus. It is very difficult to differentiate between bronchogenic cyst and esophageal cyst before the operation. We report here on a patient for whom the preoperative diagnosis was supposed to be an esophageal cyst. The esophageal cyst was excised through the longitudinal division of the esophageal muscular layer without injury of the mucosa after right thoracotomy. The pathologic report revealed intramural bronchogenic cyst. We report here on a case of bronchogenic cyst that was located in the muscle layer of the lower esophagus.

Keyword

Cysts; Cyst, bronchogenic; Cyst, esophagus

MeSH Terms

Bronchi
Bronchogenic Cyst*
Diagnosis
Esophageal Cyst
Esophagus*
Humans
Mediastinum
Mucous Membrane
Thoracotomy
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