Branchial Cleft Cyst

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Nahata, Vaishali (2016)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, volume 61, issue 6, pages 701-701 (issn: 0019-5154, eissn: 1998-3611)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.193718, pmc: PMC5122306
  • Subject: E-IJD Case Report | Dermatology | lymphoepithelial cyst | RL1-803 | Branchial arches | branchial cleft cyst

Branchial cleft cyst, sinuses, and fistulae are among the most commonly encountered congenital anomalies in pediatric otolaryngic practice. They can present difficulty in diagnosis and surgical management. Here, I report a case of 14-year-old boy who presented with asymptomatic, congenital swelling located just below the jawline in the lateral part of the neck. The lesion was excised surgically. Histopathology showed the cyst lined by squamous as well as columnar ciliated epithelium, which was a characteristic finding of branchial cleft cyst. The aim of presenting this case is its rarity.
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