Bronchogenic cysts (BCs) are congenital abnormalities commonly found within the mediastinum. Diaphragmatic location is extremely rare. We present a woman in her 60s with an asymptomatic intradiaphragmatic BC. The patient underwent complete surgical resection with primary closure of the left hemidiaphragm. BCs should remain a differential diagnosis of any soft-tissue mass in the region of the diaphragm. Complete surgical resection is recommended even in asymptomatic patients to avoid complications such as infection, rupture, bleeding or malignant transformation.
- surgical oncology
- general surgery
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Contributors WSN and SDQ were involved in study concept and design and drafting of the manuscript. WSN, LM and PD were involved in acquisition of data. WSN and SDQ critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. SDQ contributed to the final version and final approval for publication. All authors read and approved the final version.
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