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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
November 2001

Diagnosis Pathology Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(11):1392. doi:

Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital anomalies due to abnormal development of the tracheobronchial system. They fall within the general classification of foregut duplications, which arise from heterotopic formation of cysts containing normal epithelium of foregut origin. Other types of foregut cysts may have enteric, gastric, or mixed epithelium. Although mediastinal bronchogenic cysts have often been described, cervical bronchogenic cysts are rarely encountered or considered in the differential diagnosis of a congenital neck mass.