Pediatric Bronchogenic Cyst Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Imaging studies help to develop your differential diagnosis.

Fetal ultrasound may be the first indication that a cystic lesion is present. Chest films can provide a presumptive diagnosis based on the location of the lesion.

Contrast medium enhanced CT can define calcifications and is generally considered superior to MRI, unless there are concerns about additional anomalies.