A retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst mimicking a pancreatic or adrenal mass

Runge, Tina; Blank, Annika; Schäfer, Stephan C.; Candinas, Daniel; Gloor, Beat; Angst, Eliane (2013). A retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst mimicking a pancreatic or adrenal mass. Case reports in gastroenterology, 7(3), pp. 428-432. Karger 10.1159/000355879

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Retroperitoneal location of bronchogenic cysts is extremely rare. Most commonly they are encountered in the posterior mediastinum. Bronchogenic cysts arise from developmental aberrations of the tracheobronchial tree in the early embryologic period. We report a 42-year-old female patient with a retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst in the left adrenal region. She was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain and subsequently underwent CT of the abdomen. The examination revealed a mass related to the left adrenal gland. Endocrine tests for adrenal hypersecretion were negative. Because of the uncertain entity, laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed. Pathological examination revealed a bronchogenic cyst in proximity to an inconspicuous left adrenal gland. Although very rare, bronchogenic cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of retroperitoneal cystic lesions and surgical resection pursued for symptom resolution and to establish a definitive histology.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Runge, Tina; Blank, Annika; Schäfer, Stephan; Candinas, Daniel; Gloor, Beat and Angst, Eliane

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1662-0631

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Arnold

Date Deposited:

24 Mar 2014 13:46

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2014 02:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000355879

PubMed ID:

24403880

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Adrenal mass, Bronchogenic cyst, Cystic tumor, Embryology, Retroperitoneal

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.46337

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/46337

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