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Second Branchial Cleft Cyst

Second Branchial Cleft Cyst

This 24 year-old female patient presented for imaging for investigation of a possible thyroid nodule. Ultrasound showed a cystic lesion situated anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Close inspection revealed a sinus tract extending to a small skin lump immediately superior to the sternoclavicular joint. A subsequent CT showed a further tract extending proximally to the carotid bifurcation. The findings are characteristic of a second branchial cleft cyst.

Second Branchial Cleft Cyst Second Branchial Cleft Cyst Reviewed by Radiology Madeeasy on March 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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