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Cervical Bronchogenic Cyst Mimicking Thyroid Cyst
Int J Thyroidol 2017;10(2):118-122
Published online November 30, 2017;
© 2017 Korean Thyroid Association.

Sung Hoon Kang1, Sung Min Jin1, Hee Kyung Kim2 and Tae Mi Yoon1

Departments of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery1, Internal Medicine2, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea
Correspondence to: Tae Mi Yoon, MD, PhD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, 322 Seoyang-ro, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun 58128, Korea
Tel: 82-61-379-8190, Fax: 82-61-379-8199, E-mail:
Received June 2, 2017; Revised August 18, 2017; Accepted September 8, 2017.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital malformations that result from an abnormal development of the ventral foregut budding of the tracheobronchial tree at the time of organogenesis. They are usually located in the mediastinum and intrapulmonary regions. Localization in the cervical area is unusual, and specially, bronchogenic cysts presenting as thyroid and perithyroid cyst are quite rare. We report a case of bronchogenic cyst mimicking a thyroid colloid cyst. We tried percutaneous ethanol injection at 3 times for treatment of this thyroid cyst, but we failed, because of intractable cough. After cyst excision with thyroid lobectomy, we diagnosed the lesion to bronchogenic cyst. Bronchogenic cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of perithyroid cyst, which especially the lesion is intolerable cyst to enthanol injection.
Keywords : Bronchogenic cyst, Thyroid cyst, Colloid cysts, Sclerotherapy

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