Bronchogenic cyst of the right hemidiaphragm mimicking a hydatid cyst of the liver: report of the first pediatric case

Elemen L., Tugay M., Tugay S., Gurcan N. I. , Erkus B., Gurbuz Y.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.24, pp.957-959, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-008-2187-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.957-959


Bronchogenic cyst (BC), which develops from abnormal budding of the tracheal diverticulum or ventral foregut, is a congenital bronchopulmonary malformation. Localization of the BC varies depending on the level of the abnormal budding. Thoracic or abdominal-sited diaphragmatic lesions are the rarest presentations of the BC. We present a case of BC that originated from the diaphragm and mimicking hydatid cyst of the liver in a 19-month-old girl. Diagnosis of a diaphragmatic lesion was confirmed during laparotomy and complete resection was successful.