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Second branchial cleft cyst

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Affiliation: Civilian Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Second branchial cleft cyst

History: Large, tender neck mass. Upper respiratory infection 10 days prior.

Findings: Contrast enhanced neck CT demonstrates a large, fluid-attenuation mass anteriomedial to the anterior margin of the left sternocleidomastoid muscle, lateral to the carotid vessels. Minimal rim enhancement. No associated solid components.

Ddx: Lymphadenopathy (reactive, neoplastic, lymphoma, metastasis) Branchial cleft cyst Abscess Granulomatous disease Lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma)

Dxhow: Surgical excision.

Exam: Large, soft neck mass along anterior left neck. Afebrile, otherwise healthy.

No MeSH data available.


This is a schematic cartoon of the Branchial arches and clefts (on the outside) and the corresponding Pharyngeal pouches (on the inside) of the developing embryo.  Note how the indentations of the Ectoderm "kiss" the outpouchings of the Endoderm - pinching off the intervening mesoderm/mesenchyme.
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MPX2457_synpic23574: This is a schematic cartoon of the Branchial arches and clefts (on the outside) and the corresponding Pharyngeal pouches (on the inside) of the developing embryo. Note how the indentations of the Ectoderm "kiss" the outpouchings of the Endoderm - pinching off the intervening mesoderm/mesenchyme.


Second branchial cleft cyst

McCarthy KFM - MedPix

This is a schematic cartoon of the Branchial arches and clefts (on the outside) and the corresponding Pharyngeal pouches (on the inside) of the developing embryo.  Note how the indentations of the Ectoderm "kiss" the outpouchings of the Endoderm - pinching off the intervening mesoderm/mesenchyme.
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MPX2457_synpic23574: This is a schematic cartoon of the Branchial arches and clefts (on the outside) and the corresponding Pharyngeal pouches (on the inside) of the developing embryo. Note how the indentations of the Ectoderm "kiss" the outpouchings of the Endoderm - pinching off the intervening mesoderm/mesenchyme.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Civilian Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Second branchial cleft cyst

History: Large, tender neck mass. Upper respiratory infection 10 days prior.

Findings: Contrast enhanced neck CT demonstrates a large, fluid-attenuation mass anteriomedial to the anterior margin of the left sternocleidomastoid muscle, lateral to the carotid vessels. Minimal rim enhancement. No associated solid components.

Ddx: Lymphadenopathy (reactive, neoplastic, lymphoma, metastasis) Branchial cleft cyst Abscess Granulomatous disease Lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma)

Dxhow: Surgical excision.

Exam: Large, soft neck mass along anterior left neck. Afebrile, otherwise healthy.

No MeSH data available.