The purpose of this study was to provide a deeper knowledge of clinical presentation, imaging diagnosis, differential diagnosis and the management of the intraspinal bronchiogenic cysts. We retrospectively studied three cases of SBCs which were registered in our department and analyzed eight case reports which were all published in English. The SBCs can occur anywhere in the spinal canal, but they are more likely to present at the cervical canal and might be along with some developmental malformations of spine. We emphasize the role of MRI findings in the diagnosis before surgery. It is recommended that the lesion should be removed as completely as possible on the premise of protecting the spinal cord from being injured.