Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2008 Aug;51(8):900-904.

A case of cervical branchial cleft cyst diagnosed with antenatal ultrasonography in fetus

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. k1011@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Cervical branchial cleft cysts are uncommon lesion that are developed from remnants of branchial apparatus in embryonal period. These cysts are found in infancy, childhood and adult by recurrent symptoms related to inflammation. It is difficult to find these cysts with antenatal ultrasonography and differential diagnosis from other cervical cysts is difficult too. We experienced a case of fetal cervical branchial cleft cyst that was found with antenatal ultrasonography and diagnosed with surgical biopsy, so we report our case with brief review of literatures.

Keyword

Cervical branchial cleft cyst; Antenatal ultrasonography

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Branchial Region
Branchioma
Diagnosis, Differential
Fetus
Humans
Inflammation
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