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J Med Case Rep. 2010 Sep 23;4:313. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-313.

Bronchogenic cyst of the ileal mesentery: a case report and a review of literature.

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General and Oncological Surgery Unit, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy. adolfo.petrina@poste.it.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Bronchogenic cyst is a rare clinical entity that occurs due to abnormal development of the foregut; the majority of bronchogenic cysts have been described in the mediastinum and they are rarely found in an extrathoracic location.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We describe the case of an intra-abdominal bronchogenic cyst of the mesentery, incidentally discovered during an emergency laparotomy for a perforated gastric ulcer in a 33-year-old Caucasian man.

CONCLUSIONS:

Bronchogenic cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of subdiaphragmatic masses, even in an intraperitoneal location.

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