Key words: branchial cyst
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I was cancer free, a man with a branchial cyst
which I should have removed when convenient.
In this location, branchial cyst
could have been a potential differential diagnosis.
Pearls and pitfalls in the management of branchial cyst
Based on the anatomic location of the mass, clinical presentation, histopathologic characteristics, and CK-positive immunolabeling, the diagnosis was branchial cleft cyst, similar to second branchial cyst
type II-III reported in humans.
10) As a result, they are frequently misdiagnosed as lymphadenitis, branchial cysts
, thyroglossal duct cysts, cystic hygromas, thyroid adenomas, and parathyroid, dermoid, or epidermoid cysts.
Branchial cleft anomalies--which include branchial cysts
, sinuses, and fistulas--are uncommon developmental defects of the neck.
arise from isolated remnants of branchial clefts or branchial pouches.
We describe the interesting case of a young man who presented with a lateral neck node that was diagnosed as a branchial cyst
Following the clinical examination, our differential diagnoses were colloid goiter, branchial cyst
, and thyroglossal duct cyst.
Midline cervical cleft of the neck with associated branchial cyst
To the best of our knowledge, only 23 cases of a branchial cyst
in the parapharyngeal space have been heretofore described in the literature (table).
In this article, we present a new case of a branchial cyst
of the nasopharynx that was located at the lower level in relation to the tonsil and that was successfully treated surgically via the transoral route.
Compared with branchial cysts
and sinuses, branchial fistulas are rare.
A branchial fistula communicates both internally (pharyngeal mucosa) and externally (neck surface), and relates to persistence of both a branchial cleft and pouch, while branchial cysts
do not communicate with external or internal surfaces.