International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | General Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022

Enigma in the Management of Branchial Cyst: Case Report

Rehana Begum [3] | Madan M.

Abstract: Introduction: The oral lympho-epithelial cyst is a rare soft-tissue, developmental anomaly, initially presented by Gold in 1962 as a branchial cleft cyst. It may occur in pancreas, tongue, neck and oral cavity. Case report: We report a case of 39 years old male presented to surgery opd with painless swelling over the left side of neck - 3 months duration. On examination swelling was 8*4cm in left submandibular region, non-tender, no local rise of temperature noted, compressible, bimanually palpable, neck nodes were not palpable, oral cavity/ oropharynx was normal. ENT examination was normal. Excision of the gland was performed under GA. Conclusion: In adults branchial cleft anomalies most often present with lateral neck mass which is often misdiagnosed and results in inappropriate management.

Keywords: Branchial cyst, lateral neck mass

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,

Pages: 213 - 214

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