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Retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst masquerading clinically and radiologically as a phaeochromocytoma

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 Bronchogenic cysts are relatively rare congenital anomalies that represent malformations of the embryonic foregut and are morphologically expressed as maldevelopments of the respiratory system. Anatomically, they can be positioned at any location along the central axis of the respiratory system, but are more commonly discovered in the thorax. Infradiaphragmatic bronchogenic cysts are rare and retroperitoneal ones distinctly unusual. We report a retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst clinically masquerading as a phaeochromocytoma.

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Received: 30 September 1996 / Accepted: 18 January 1997

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Doggett, R., Carty, S. & Clarke, M. Retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst masquerading clinically and radiologically as a phaeochromocytoma. Virchows Archiv 431, 73–76 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004280050071

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  • Key words Cyst
  • Retroperitoneum
  • Bronchogenic Cyst
  • Phaeochromocytoma