Bronchogenic cyst vs. oesophageal duplication cyst

Dr Aditya Shetty et al.

Bronchogenic cysts and oesophageal duplication cysts are embryological foregut duplication cysts and are also differential diagnosis for a cystic mediastinal mass.

Differences

Symptoms
  • asymptomatic bronchogenic cyst
  • symptomatic oesophageal cyst in the case of peptic ulceration
Plain radiograph 
Location
  • bronchogenic cysts appear at a subcarinal location (most commonly)
  • oesophageal cysts appear more tubular and in close relation to the oesophagus
CT
Cyst wall
  • thin-walled bronchogenic cyst
  • relatively thick-walled oesophageal cyst (due to the presence of smooth muscle)

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rID: 27434
Section: Approach
Tag: shetty
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bronchogenic cysts vs oesophageal duplication cysts
  • Bronchogenic cyst vs esophageal duplication cyst
  • Bronchogenic cysts vs esophageal duplication cysts

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