Type I second branchial cleft cyst in an adult patient

Authors

  • Ramesh M. Tambat Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Nitish A. Golasangi Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Siddesh G. B. Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Suhas P. Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Yogendra Shrestha Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3032-5802
  • Jeet B. Moktan Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20214030

Keywords:

Branchial cleft, Cyst, Type-I branchial cleft cyst

Abstract

Branchial cleft anomalies are rare diseases of head and neck region. Second branchial cleft anomalies represent more than 95% of all branchial cleft anomalies. Second branchial cleft cyst is a benign developmental cyst due to the incomplete obliteration of pharyngeal cleft. A 46-year-old female patient reported to hospital with a complaint of swelling over the left side of the neck since 4 to 5 months. On clinical examination, swelling was seen below and behind the angle of mandible on the left side. The patient was evaluated using ultrasound and contrast enhanced computerized tomography (CECT) of neck which revealed second left bronchial cleft cyst/enlarged cystic lymph-node. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the swelling showed features of cystic lesion. Type-I branchial cleft cyst is a rare condition with a significant risk of misdiagnosis. To avert misdiagnosis and surgical complications, thorough investigation must be performed prior to surgical intervention.

Author Biographies

Ramesh M. Tambat, Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Professor & Head Department Of General Surgery

Nitish A. Golasangi, Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Department Of General Surgery

Siddesh G. B., Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Department Of General Surgery

Suhas P., Department of Surgery, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Department Of General Surgery

Yogendra Shrestha, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Karnataka, India

Research Scholar, Department Pharmacy Practice

Jeet B. Moktan, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Adichunchanagiri University, Karnataka, India

Research Scholar, Department Pharmacy Practice

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2021-09-28

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