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October 1991

Recurrent Bronchogenic CystAn Argument for Complete Surgical Excision

Author Affiliations

From the Georgetown University Pulmonary (Drs Read and Richardson) and Surgical (Drs Moront, Carangelo, and Holt) Divisions, District of Columbia General Hospital, and the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Arch Surg. 1991;126(10):1306-1308. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1991.01410340148022

• A case of a recurrent bronchogenic cyst in a 42-year-old woman 25 years after original resection led to a review of the therapeutic modalities for the management of bronchogenic cysts. Recurrence of bronchogenic cysts is a reason for complete surgical excision of symptomatic bronchogenic cysts at initial presentation. If either asymptomatic or symptomatic bronchogenic cysts are drained or partially excised, long-term follow-up is indicated to detect recurrence.

(Arch Surg. 1991;126:1306-1308)