Poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising from a cervical bronchial cyst§

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  • Audrey P. Calzada MD,

    1. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgeryat the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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  • Winnie Wu MD,

    1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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  • Amanda R. Salvado MD,

    1. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgeryat the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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  • Chi K. Lai MD,

    1. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
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  • Gerald S. Berke MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgeryat the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    • University of California, Los Angeles Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Box 951624, 62-132 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1624
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  • This work presented as a poster presentation at the Combined Section of the Triological Society Annual Meeting, January 26–29, 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • The authors have no financial interests to disclose.

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    The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Abstract

Bronchogenic cysts with malignant change are rarely reported. We describe a case of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising from a cervical bronchial cyst in a patient presenting with a thyroid mass, cervical lymphadenopathy, and initial biopsy suggestive of papillary thyroid carcinoma. The clinical presentation, intraoperative findings, radiographic images, and pathology slides are presented. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising from a bronchial cyst in the cervical region.

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