Korean J Radiol.  2006 Jun;7(2):149-151. 10.3348/kjr.2006.7.2.149.

Sonographic Detection of Intrathyroidal Branchial Cleft Cyst: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ekkim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We report here on an extremely rare case of an intrathyroidal branchial cleft cyst. Intrathyroidal branchial cleft cyst is rare disease entity and it has nonspecific findings on sonography, so the diagnosis of the lesion is very difficult. However, during aspiration, if pus-like materials are aspirated from a thyroid cyst, we should consider the possibility of intrathyroidal branchial cleft cyst in the differential diagnosis.

Keyword

Thyroid cyst, Branchial cleft cyst, Branchial cleft anomaly, Neck mass, Ultrasound

MeSH Terms

Thyroid Neoplasms/pathology/*ultrasonography
Thyroid Gland/ultrasonography
Humans
Female
Diagnosis, Differential
Branchioma/pathology/*ultrasonography
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Adult
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