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Bronchogenic cyst: an unusual cause of lump in the neck

  • F. Rapado (a1), J. D. C. Bennett (a1) and J. M. Stringfellow (a2)


Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital benign lesions that are usually detected in the paediatric patient with symptoms of infection or compression on vital structures. They are rarely diagnosed in the adult population. We present a case of bronchogenic cyst presenting as a lump in the neck in an adult patient. Radiological imaging helped to diagnose this lesion accurately before any form of intervention. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice.


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Address for correspondence: Fernando Rapado, F.R.C.S., Specialist Registrar in Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood, Preston PR2 4DU. Fax: 01772 710074


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The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • ISSN: 0022-2151
  • EISSN: 1748-5460
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