Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2021 Jul;64(7):522-525. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2021.00108.

A Case of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection on Branchial Cleft Cyst

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is commonly found in the surrounding environment and can cause opportunistic infection. Mainly, it causes lymph node infection in the cervical area, which is often known to occur in children. Recently, we have experienced a case of NTM infection on a branchial cleft cyst in a 36-year old male. NTM was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration and branchial cleft cyst was confirmed by postoperative pathologic findings. We report this case with a review of literature.

Keyword

Adult; Branchial cleft cyst; Nontubeculous mycobacteria
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