Gastric bronchogenic cyst diagnosed by endosonographically guided fine needle aspiration biopsy

Masaki Sato, Atsushi Irisawa, Manoop S. Bhutani, Vicki Schnadig, Tadayuki Takagi, Goro Shibukawa, Takeru Wakatsuki, Hidemichi Imamura, Yuta Takahashi, Ai Sato, Takuto Hikichi, Katsutoshi Obara, Yuko Hashimoto, Kazuo Watanabe, Hiromasa Ohira

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We report a case of a gastric bronchogenic cyst diagnosed via endosonographically guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy. A 60-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) examination because of a gastric subepithelial lesion detected by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. EUS examination revealed a lesion that appeared to originate from the gastric submucosa but seemed to extend beyond the gastric wall. The latter finding raised concerns that the lesion might represent a cystic neoplasm rather than a simple cyst. Subsequently, EUS-FNA was performed to establish a definitive diagnosis and to guide further management. Cytologic evaluation of aspirated material revealed the presence of benign-appearing ciliated columnar epithelial cells within a mucinous background. Based on imaging and EUS-FNA findings, a diagnosis of gastric bronchogenic cyst was made and surgical resection was avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Endosonography
  • Gastric bronchogenic cyst
  • Submucosal lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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