Bronchogenic Cysts

Bronchogenic cysts are hamartomatous cysts which are formed from abnormal embryologic budding of the tracheobronchial tree. The result is a cyst with a lining which contains respiratory epithelium, smooth muscle, and cartilage. These cysts usually present as asymptomatic lesions in any location in a child of any age. The location of the cysts determines the symptoms, if any. A cyst can give rise to compressive symptoms if it is within the trachea. Treatment involves surgical removal of the cyst.

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