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Case Report Cutaneous Bronchogenic Cyst Over the Sternum: A Case Report.
Ho Sung Park, Hyun Jin Son, Myoung Jae Kang
Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine 2004;38(5):333-336
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Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. mjkang@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr

Bronchogenic cyst is usually an extrapulmonary cyst formed as the result of an accessory lung bud from the foregut that becomes isolated from the rest of the tracheobronchial tree producing a usually solitary cyst. Most bronchogenic cysts are in the mediastinum with rare occurrence on the subcutaneous tissue over the sternum. We report a case of cutaneous bronchogenic cyst that occurred in the skin over the sternum in a 13-month-old boy. On ultrasonography, a well circumscribed non-echogenic cystic mass was observed measuring 1.5x1.3 cm. Histologically, the cyst was lined by cilicated, pseudostratified, columnar epithelium with interspersed goblet cells, and there were bundles of smooth muscle fibers, mucous glands, and lymphoid aggregates in the cyst wall.

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