Pediatric Bronchogenic Cyst Follow-up

Updated: Apr 08, 2022
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

Late recurrences may occur in patients who have undergone partial resection. Long-term follow-up is necessary due to possible recurrence.

Long term follow-up is recommended due to the potential risk of malignancy.



Maternal transfer

Infants with large prenatally diagnosed bronchogenic cysts should be delivered in a tertiary center with pediatric surgical capabilities. Although they may not require immediate intervention, evaluation and close follow-up are important in the newborn period.

Infant transfer

Symptomatic newborns with cystic lesions should be stabilized and expeditiously transferred to a tertiary center with pediatric surgical capabilities for evaluation and treatment.