RICHARD D.SCHULICKMDPAMELA A.LIPSETTMD
Bronchogenic cysts are aberrations of normal development throughout the embryonic foregut; abdominal or retroperitoneal presentations are rare. They will often present a diagnostic dilemma because their appearance can mimic other, more common diagnoses. The initial work-up, differential diagnosis, management, and follow-up may present clinical challenges. We present 1 case of an adrenal lesion and 1 case of a pancreatic lesion that were revealed to be retroperitoneal bronchogenic cysts after surgical extirpation.
El Youssef R, Fleseriu M, Sheppard BC. Adrenal and Pancreatic Presentation of Subdiaphragmatic Retroperitoneal Bronchogenic Cysts. Arch Surg. 2010;145(3):302-304. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.12