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


Bronchogenic cyst that is localized to retroperitoneum is a rare clinical entity. It is a congenital malformation generally occuring in the posterior mediastinum due to abnormal development of the foregut. We report the case of a retroperitoneal cyst presented like left adrenal cyst. A 38 years old female was presented with left upper abdominal pain. Endocrinologic evaluation was done and no adrenal hormonal secretion was detected. The cyst was removed laparoscopically. It was confirmed in pathologic examination as a bronchogenic cyst. Bronchogenic cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis of retroperitonal cysts. Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal cysts results in better outcome.

Keywords: Retroperitoneal cystic mass, bronchogenic cyst, adrenal, laparoscopic

Cite this article as: Başoğlu M, Karabulut K, Özbalcı GS, Aykun N, Çamlıdağ İ, Güngör BB, et al. Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst clinically presenting like adrenal cyst. Turk J Surg 2022; 38 (2): 211-213.


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