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Unusual presentations of branchial cysts

Mathew Jackson, D Rajkamal Pandian, S Saranya

Keywords : Branchial cleft cyst , branchial arch

Citation Information : Jackson M, Rajkamal Pandian D, Saranya S. Unusual presentations of branchial cysts. 2019; 2 (1):45-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02110

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Branchial cleft cysts commonly present in the upper neck along the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and are derived from the second branchial cleft. Their diagnosis is usually straight forward but sometimes due to unusual presentations they may be misdiagnosed and even mismanaged. A thorough knowledge of embryology and anatomy is essential in the diagnosis and surgical management of branchial cleft cysts.

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