Bronchogenic cyst of the tongue in an infant: a case report and review of literature

  • A.O. Lawal
  • S.A. Ogunmuyiwa
  • A.O. Adisa
  • M.M. Ogundeyi
  • I.O. Dedeke
  • B.F. Adeyemi


Bronchogenic cysts are rare congenital lesions and represent the most common primary cysts of the media stinum. However, extra thoracic bronchogenic cysts are uncommon occurrences and very few bronchogenic cysts in intraoral sites have been reported. Lingual bronchogenic cysts are rare and are considered by many authors to be choristomas. Although the aethiopathogenesis is not known with certainty, it has been suggested that the cysts may arise from undifferentiated embryonic rests of primitive foregut that are misplaced or entrapped between parts of the developing tongue. This case report discussed the case of a large lingual bronchogenic cyst of the tongue in 31 day old infant that enucleation of cyst done without recurrence 12 months after treatment.


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