Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 811–813

Congenital midline cervical cleft with an underlying bronchogenic like cyst

  • Srinivas Vure
  • Karl Pang
  • Lavinia Hallam
  • M. Lui
  • David Croaker
Case Report


Congenital midline cervical cleft (CMCC) is an uncommon malformation. We report a case of a baby girl aged 3 days with a CMCC associated with a cyst reported as a bronchogenic cyst (BC). The pathology is not specific. The association of BC and CMCC is extremely rare and only five cases have been found in the literature. We report our case and review the relevant literature.


Midline cervical cleft Bronchogenic cyst Branchial arches 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Srinivas Vure
    • 1
  • Karl Pang
    • 2
  • Lavinia Hallam
    • 3
  • M. Lui
    • 3
  • David Croaker
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Child HealthCanberra HospitalCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Department of PathologyThe Canberra HospitalCanberraAustralia
  4. 4.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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