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Congenital bronchogenic cyst in the gastric mucosa
  1. C A Rubio1,
  2. A Orrego1,
  3. R Willén2
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Research Laboratory, Karolinska Institute, 76 Stockholm, Sweden;
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Uppsala University Academic Hospital, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

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    Bronchogenic cysts are congenital anomalies evolving from the ventral foregut between the 3rd and the 7th prenatal weeks. They are lined with cuboidal or pseudostratified ciliated epithelium and may or may not be surrounded by elastic fibres, smooth muscle, and cartilage.

    Bronchogenic cysts are divided into thoracic and abdominal.1 Abdominal bronchogenic cysts are rare, particularly those located exclusively within the confines of the gastric wall. Despite the fact that Gensler and colleagues1 described the first case nearly 50 years ago, only two additional cases have been reported.2,3 Recently, we identified a new case …

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