Pseudoadrenal mass: Unusual presentation of bronchogenic cyst

Sidney J. Swanson, Steven J. Skoog, Victor Garcia, Richard C. Wahl

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Isolated abdominal bronchogenic cysts are extremely rare. We report the fourth such case in an asymptomatic 4-year-old girl who initially presented for evaluation of urinary tract infection and new-onset urinary incontinence. Ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with an adrenal mass. At exploration, the patient wes found to have a mass in the area of the gastroesophageal junction and a normal left adrenal gland. The final pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a bronchogenic cyst. Abdominal bronchogenic cysts, although rare, should be considered in the diagnosis of a retroperitoneal mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1403
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • abdominal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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