J Korean Radiol Soc.  2008 Aug;59(2):107-110. 10.3348/jkrs.2008.59.2.107.

The Occurrence of a Branchial Cleft Cyst in the Anterior Mediastinum: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radioloy, Deagu Fatima Hospital, Deagu, Korea. cynicalcloud@naver.com
  • 2Department of Radiology, Deagu Veterans Hospital, Deagu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Deagu Veterans Hospital, Deagu, Korea.

Abstract

Branchial cleft cysts and branchial anomalies develop from the branchial cleft apparatus that persists after fetal development. The most common anatomical site for the occurrence of branchial cleft cysts is in the cervical area, generally anterior to the sternomastoid muscle in the upper or middle portion of the neck. A mediastinal branchial cleft cyst is extremely rare and few cases have been reported. We report the case of branchial cleft cyst found in the anterior mediastinum with literature review.

Keyword

Branchioma; Mediastinal cyst; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Thorax

MeSH Terms

Branchial Region
Branchioma
Fetal Development
Mediastinal Cyst
Mediastinum
Muscles
Neck
Thorax
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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