An Unexpected Finding of a Bronchogenic Cyst Presenting as a Thyroid Mass.
Summary of "An Unexpected Finding of a Bronchogenic Cyst Presenting as a Thyroid Mass."
Herein we present a case of a bronchogenic cyst masquerading as a thyroid mass. Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital malformations that result from an abnormal development of the ventral foregut during organogenesis. They are commonly asymptomatic lesions rarely found in the neck. In our case, a young male presented with complaints of neck discomfort over a long period presumed to be secondary to a thyroid mass based on imaging studies. Fine needle aspiration was inconclusive. Post-operative pathological sectioning revealed evidence of a bronchogenic cyst. These lesions have a low incidence of malignancy, and complete surgical excision has been recommended.
New York Hospital Queens/Cornell, 56-45 Main St., Flushing, NY, 11355, USA.
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Name: Head and neck pathology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21681663
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12105-011-0272-0
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Cyst occurring in a persistent portion of the urachus, presenting as an extraperitoneal mass in the umbilical region. It is characterized by abdominal pain, and fever if infected. It may rupture, leading to peritonitis, or it may drain through the umbilicus.
A usually spherical cyst, arising as an embryonic out-pouching of the foregut or trachea. It is generally found in the mediastinum or lung and is usually asymptomatic unless it becomes infected.
A form of retention cyst of the floor of the mouth, usually due to obstruction of the ducts of the submaxillary or sublingual glands, presenting a slowly enlarging painless deep burrowing mucocele of one side of the mouth. It is also called sublingual cyst and sublingual ptyalocele.
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