Intramural esophageal bronchogenic cysts: a review of the literature

Turkyilmaz A. , EROGLU A. , SUBASI M., FINDIK G.

DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS, vol.20, no.6, pp.461-465, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2007.00729.x
  • Title of Journal : DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.461-465
  • Keywords: bronchogenic cyst, esophageal benign neoplasm, esophageal bronchogenic cyst, THORACOSCOPIC EXCISION, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, MEDIASTINAL CYSTS, IMAGING FEATURES, RESECTION, TUMORS, LUNG


Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital cystic lesions mostly located in the middle and superior mediastinum. Esophageal bronchogenic cysts are extremely rare. We review here 23 cases reported in English in the literature to date of intramural esophageal bronchogenic cyst and their features, including our patient. Although they are extremely rare, intramural esophageal bronchogenic cysts should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of benign esophageal lesions. With accurate diagnosis and treatment the prognosis is excellent and serious complications may be prevented.