Branchial cleft anomalies and thymic cysts

John Drew Prosser, III M. Myer

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Abstract

Branchial cleft anomalies are a common cause of congenital neck masses and can present as a cyst, sinus, or fistula. A comprehensive understanding of the embryologic basis of these anomalies aids in diagnosis and surgical excision. Fistulas tend to present at an earlier age than sinuses or cysts, with most lesions presenting as either a neck mass, draining sinus, or recurrent infections. The eventual management of each is complete surgical excision, which is curative. A history of recurrent preoperative infections leads to a higher rate of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Mediastinal Cyst
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Neck
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Branchial Cleft Anomalies

Keywords

  • Branchial cleft anomaly
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Branchial remnant
  • Pediatric neck mass
  • Thymic cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Branchial cleft anomalies and thymic cysts. / Prosser, John Drew; Myer, III M.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 1-14.

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