Korean J Endocr Surg.  2001 Apr;1(1):122-124. 10.16956/kjes.2001.1.1.122.

Retroperitoneal Bronchogenic Cyst Presenting as Adrenal Tumor

  • 1Department of Surgery, Pochon CHA University College of Medicine, Korea. surghsc@chollian.net
  • 2Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.


Bronchogenic cyst can be found about everywhere in the mediastinum and rarely in the abdomen. Embriologically, the bronchogenic cyst, one of the primitive foregut-derived developmental anomalies, is composed of any or all of the tissue elements seen in a bronchus including respiratory epithelium, smooth muscle, mixed serous and mucose glands and cartilage. Most bronchogenic cysts are asymptomatic. The diagnosis is therefore made either as an incidental finding or, more usually is secondary to other organic complications such as infection, hemorrhage, compression of adjacent organs. Only a few of subdiaphragmatic bronchogenic cyst have been reported and their occurrence in the retroperitonum is extremely rare. We present a case of retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst presenting as adrenal tumor which was successfully treated by laparoscopic resection.


Retroperitoneum; Bronchogenic cyst; Laparoscopic surgery
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