Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2009 Feb;52(2):189-192. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2009.52.2.189.

A Case of Non-Communicating Dumbbell Shaped Fourth Branchial Cleft Cyst

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. entyoo@empal.com

Abstract

The fourth branchial cleft cyst is rare and frequently unknown to clinicians. Misdiagnosis is common and definitive surgery is often made difficult by previous episodes of infection and incision. We have experienced a case of non-communicating dumbbell shaped fourth branchial cleft cyst. We performed complete excision of the entire epithelial tract after disarticulating the cricothyroid joint. There was no recurrence.

Keyword

Branchial cleft cyst

MeSH Terms

Branchial Region
Branchioma
Diagnostic Errors
Joints
Recurrence
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