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Bronchogenic cyst vs esophageal duplication cyst

Bronchogenic cysts and esophageal duplication cysts are embryological foregut duplication cysts and are also differential diagnosis for a cystic mediastinal mass.

Differences

Symptoms
  • asymptomatic bronchogenic cyst
  • symptomatic esophageal cyst in case of peptic ulceration
Plain radiograph (frontal)
Location
  • bronchogenic cysts appear at a subcarinal location (most commonly)
  • esophageal cysts appear more tubular and  in close relation to the esophagus
CT
Cyst wall
  • thin-walled bronchogenic cyst
  • thick-walled esophageal cyst (due to presence of smooth muscle)

See also

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