Abstract Pediatric cervical masses can present a diagnostic dilemma given their broad differential diagnosis. We present a 3-year-old girl with a midline anterior neck mass found to have histopathologic findings consistent with a bronchogenic cyst. Although rare, bronchogenic cysts should be considered in the differential diagnosis in both lateral and anterior pediatric cervical masses as their pathophysiology and embryogenesis differ considerably from more common cervical masses. Imaging is an important aspect in the pre-operative work-up, although diagnosis is only made after histopathologic analysis. Complete surgical excision is the definitive treatment.