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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Differentiation of esophageal duplication cysts from esophageal bronchogenic cysts: A case report and literature review

Department of General Surgery, People's Hospital of Dejiang, Tongren, Guizhou, China

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Tao Zhou
Department of General Surgery, People's Hospital of Dejiang, 29 Mid Zhongshan RD, Dejiang, Tongren 565200, Guizhou
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DOI: 10.4103/ts.ts_1_18

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Esophageal bronchogenic cysts located in inferior esophagus are rare. Here, we report on the case of a 12-year-old female patient who presented at our institution with dyspepsia and abdominal distention for 2 years with no other symptoms. Physical examination of abdomen and chest was negative, and laboratory tests did not show any abnormal results. However, computed tomography imaging showed a mass of about 8 cm × 8 cm × 4 cm in the lower esophagus compressing the stomach. The preoperative diagnosis was determined to be an inferior esophageal duplication cyst. A transabdominal excision of the cyst was performed 5 days after hospital admission. Pathology revealed an esophageal bronchogenic cyst. The case report and literature shows that differences exist between esophageal duplication cysts and esophageal bronchogenic cysts.

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