Mahmut Başoğlu1, Kağan Karabulut1, Gökhan Selçuk Özbalcı1, Nihal Aykun1, İlkay Çamlıdağ2,Bahadır Bülent Güngör1, Mehmet Kefeli3

1Department of General Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey


Bronchogenic cyst localized in the retroperitoneum is a rare clinical entity. It is a congenital malformation generally occurring in the posterior mediastinum due to the abnormal development of the foregut. We report the case of a retroperitoneal cyst presenting as left adrenal cyst. A 38-year-old female presented with left upper abdominal pain. Endocrinological evaluation was done, and no adrenal hormonal secretion was detected. The cyst was removed laparoscopically. Pathologic examination confirmed it as a bronchogenic cyst. Therefore, bronchogenic cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of retroperitoneal cysts. Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal cysts results in favorable outcome.

Keywords: Adrenal, bronchogenic cyst, retroperitoneal cystic mass, laparoscopic

Cite this paper as: Başoğlu M, Karabulut K, Özbalcı GS, Aykun N, Çamlıdağ İ, Güngör BB, et al. Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst clinically presenting as adrenal cyst. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4033..

This study was presented at the “7th National Endocrine Surgery Congress”, ''23-26 June 2015'', ''Antalya, Türkiye”.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - M.B.; Design - K.K., S.Ö.; Supervision - M.B.; Resource - M.B.; Materials - M.K., İ.C.; Data Collection and/or Processing - K.K., M.B.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - K.K., M.B., N.A.; Literature Search - B.G.; Writing Manuscript - K.K., N.A.; Critical Reviews - K.K., M.B.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.