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Lateral neck cyst as initial presentation of thyroid malignancy.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Apr 23:1-9. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

b Department of General and Endocrine Surgery , OLV Clinic Aalst , Aalst , Belgium.

Introduction: A mass in the lateral aspect of the neck may cause a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician. Cystic lateral neck masses in young adults are most often benign as the most frequent cause is a branchial cleft cyst. However this may be a pitfall as such a cystic mass can be a first presentation of occult malignancy. Read More

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Incidence and clinical predictors of cystic squamous cell carcinoma metastases in lateral cervical cysts.

J Laryngol Otol 2019 Apr 22:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,Medical Faculty,Comenius University in Bratislava,Slovakia.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the incidence of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in patients with an isolated cervical cystic mass, and to describe the clinical features that might predict the origin of cystic tumours.

Method: Adult patients with isolated lateral cervical cystic masses who were scheduled for surgery from 1st January 2010 to 31st August 2016 in two tertiary care referral centres in Slovakia were analysed retrospectively.

Results: The incidence of cystic metastases in the whole cohort and in patients aged over 40 years were 9. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215119000823DOI Listing

Carotid Paraganglioma in Adolescence-Clinical Picture-Surgical Technique and Review of the Literature.

Case Rep Vasc Med 2019 10;2019:6182783. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

2nd Department of Surgery, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, "Aretaieion" Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Paraganglia are clusters of cells originating from the neural crest with histological and cytochemical characteristics of neuroendocrine cells. Paragangliomas of the head and neck represent less than 0.5% of all head and neck tumors and they usually occur between the ages of 40 and 50. Read More

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crivam/2019/6182783/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/6182783DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431431PMC
March 2019
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Radiologic Features of Papillary Carcinoma in the Second Branchial Cleft Cyst.

Ear Nose Throat J 2019 Apr 8:145561319840571. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, Research Institute for Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University, Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Chonbuk, Korea.

Clinically, it may be very difficult to differentiate between benign branchial cleft cyst (BCC) and malignant BCC with papillary carcinoma preoperatively. Radiological features were reviewed retrospectively between benign BCC and malignant BCC with papillary carcinoma using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) images. All patients had only a mass on the right upper lateral neck without lesion in the thyroid gland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0145561319840571DOI Listing
April 2019
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From presumed benign neck masses to delayed recognition of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Laryngoscope 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Objectives/hypothesis: To describe patients with delayed diagnosis of human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-OPC) after initial incorrect diagnosis of branchial cleft cyst or nondiagnostic workup of unilateral neck mass.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Methods: Patients with delayed diagnosis of HPV-OPC after initial nondiagnostic workup for unilateral neck mass were eligible. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lary.27946
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April 2019
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Intraoperative injection of combined fibrin sealant and methylene blue dye for surgery of branchial cleft cysts: A case report.

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, UKGM GmbH, University Hospital of Marburg, Faculty of Medicine, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.

Differential diagnosis of a lateral neck mass, especially in paediatric patients, should include branchial cleft cysts (BrCC). It is often difficult to identify and completely resect all cystic components, especially when the lesion becomes infected and/or gigantic. Incomplete excision increases the likelihood of recurrences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jormas.2019.02.013DOI Listing
February 2019

A cross-sectional evaluation of outcomes of pediatric branchial cleft cyst excision.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Apr 23;119:171-176. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital, 1210 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA, 18103, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine complications following pediatric branchial cleft cyst excision by surgical specialty, demographics, and comorbid conditions.

Methods: A retrospective review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was performed. Pediatric cases from January 1, 2015 through May 1, 2017 with a current procedural terminology code of 42810 (excision branchial cleft cyst or vestige, confined to skin and subcutaneous tissues) or 42815 (excision branchial cleft cyst, vestige, or fistula, extending beneath subcutaneous tissues and/or into the pharynx) were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.01.030DOI Listing
April 2019
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Thyroglossal duct pathology and mimics.

Insights Imaging 2019 Feb 6;10(1):12. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, P.O. Box 648, Rochester, NY, 14642, USA.

Congenital anterior neck masses comprise a rare group of lesions typically diagnosed in childhood. Most commonly, lesions are anomalies of the thyroglossal duct, namely the thyroglossal duct cyst, along with ectopic thyroid tissue. Although usually suspected based on clinical examination, imaging can confirm the diagnosis, assess the extent, and evaluate for associated complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13244-019-0694-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365310PMC
February 2019
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Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft and W-Plasty: Our Experience.

Int J Otolaryngol 2018 2;2018:5081540. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Robert Debre University Hospital, Paris, France.

Objectives: Congenital midline cervical cleft (CMCC) is a very uncommon congenital anomaly of the midline anterior neck, and although it has very pathognomonic features (including nipple-like protuberance), it could be mistaken for other congenital neck lesions, such as thyroglossal duct cyst and branchial apparatus anomalies. Thus, it represents a challenging diagnosis. In this 21-patient series, we discuss the clinical features of CMCC, its pathophysiology characteristics, and its modalities management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5081540DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304584PMC
December 2018
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Bilateral Ear Canal Cholesteatoma with Underlying Type I First Branchial Cleft Anomalies.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Apr 4;128(4):360-364. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

1 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Objectives:: To describe a case of bilateral ear canal cholesteatomas in the setting of underlying first branchial cleft cyst anomalies and to review the pathophysiology underlying the development of external auditory canal cholesteatomas from branchial cleft cyst abnormalities.

Methods And Results:: We present a case study of a 61-year-old man who presented with chronic right-sided hearing loss and left-sided postauricular drainage. Clinical evaluation, radiographic work-up, and pathologic analysis confirmed a diagnosis of bilateral ear canal cholesteatoma in the setting of underlying first branchial cleft cyst anomalies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489418821700DOI Listing

A unique location of branchial cleft cyst: case report and review of the literature.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Stomatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Branchial cleft cysts (BCC) are benign lesions caused by anomalous development of the branchial apparatus. This case report describes a 63-year-old woman with a 12 cm×12cm sized cystic mass located anterior to the manubrium sternum and sternum. MRI revealed a cystic lesion with a sinus tracking to the piriform sinus. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09015027183045
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2018.11.014DOI Listing
December 2018
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Two synchronous congenital neck masses with facial nerve weakness.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Feb 31;117:45-47. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, USA; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, USA.

Objective: To describe a case of a complex neck mass with final pathology significant for two synchronous lesions, a type 1 branchial cleft cyst and an enteric duplication cyst, and to discuss its management given the unique presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.10.041DOI Listing
February 2019
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Cystic lateral neck mass: Thyroid carcinoma metastasis to branchial cleft cyst.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Oct-Dec;14(6):1437-1438

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

Etiologies of lateral cervical masses are complex, most commonly these masses are branchial cleft cysts; however, metastatic thyroid carcinoma should be included in the differential. We report a case of lateral cystic neck mass in a 22-year-old female patient diagnosed as metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed after she underwent surgery for branchial cleft cyst. Read More

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http://www.cancerjournal.net/preprintarticle.asp?id=188440
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.188440DOI Listing
February 2019
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CT and MR imaging findings of infection-free and benign second branchial cleft cysts.

Radiol Med 2019 Mar 12;124(3):199-205. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Radiology, Gifu University School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1194, Japan.

Purpose: The present study aimed to assess CT and MR imaging findings of infection-free and benign second branchial cleft cysts (SBCCs).

Methods: Eleven patients with histopathologically confirmed infection-free and benign SBCCs underwent preoperative contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) and/or MR imaging. We assessed qualitative (presence and extent of wall thickening, degree of contrast enhancement of the thickened wall on CECT images, and signal intensity of the thickened wall on T2-weighted images) and quantitative (maximum thickness of the thickened wall) imaging findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11547-018-0959-3DOI Listing
March 2019
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Congenital Neck Masses.

Clin Perinatol 2018 12 18;45(4):769-785. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of General Surgery, Greenville Health System, Greenville ENT Associates, 200 Patewood Drive Suite B400, Greenville, SC 29615, USA.

Congenital neck masses can be a developmental anomaly of cystic, solid, or vascular origin. They can also constitute neoplasms, including malignancies, although this is rare in the pediatric population. The history and examination can help quickly narrow the differential diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clp.2018.07.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Congenital cysts and fistulas on the neck in adults].

Presse Med 2019 Jan 1;48(1 Pt 1):29-33. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Hôpital d'instruction des Armées-Percy, service d'ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, 101, avenue Henri-Barbusse, 92140 Clamart, France.

Cervical congenital malformations are relatively common in children. They can also be found in adults. The embryological development of the cervical region is closely related to the branchial clefts. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S07554982183037
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lpm.2018.09.019DOI Listing
January 2019
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Doppler ultrasound appearance of neck tumors.

J Ultrason 2018 ;18(73):96-102

Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

Aim: The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the sonographic appearance of neck tumors and determining the features useful in differential diagnosis.

Material And Method: The studied group consisted of 57 patients: 16 patients with carotid body tumors, 9 patients with neurogenic tumors, 8 patients with venous anomalies, 12 patients with neck cysts, 6 patients with lipomas, 5 patients with extracranial carotid artery aneurysms and 1 with a laryngocele.

Results: All carotid paragangliomas were located within the carotid bifurcation and demonstrated rich low-resistance vascular flow, with higher maximum velocity and lower flow resistance parameters registered in the ipsilateral external carotid artery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15557/JoU.2018.0014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440510PMC
January 2018
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Sonographic diagnosis of coexisting ectopic thyroid and fourth branchial cleft cyst.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 4;46(9):582-584. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

Ectopic thyroid and fourth branchial cleft anomaly are rare congenital anomalies of the neck. This is a case report of the coexistence of these two rare congenital anomalies in a 1-year-old girl. She had ectopic lingual thyroid and asymptomatic abscess in the fourth branchial cleft cyst, which was found in ultrasonography carried out to evaluate congenital hypothyroidism. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jcu.22630
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November 2018
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Neck Mass in a Five-year-old Afghan Child.

Authors:
David S Williams

J Insur Med 2018 Jan;47(3):191-193

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17849/insm-47-03-191-193.1DOI Listing
January 2018

Hydatid cyst of the neck mimicking a branchial cleft cyst.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Aug 9;2018. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Medical Imaging Research Center, Radiology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Here we report a rare case of primary hydatid cyst with involvement of soft tissue of the neck in a child. A 4-year-old girl presented with gradual swelling of the right side of her neck over a period of several months. The lump was fairly soft and painless with no significant inflammation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225065DOI Listing
August 2018
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A Case of Pyriform Sinus Fistula with Respiratory Distress in the Neonatal Period.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2018 21;2018:1696875. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan.

Pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is an anomaly that can arise due to failure of involution of the third or fourth branchial cleft during embryogenesis. It can manifest clinically as sinuses, cysts, or abscesses in the neck and is common in childhood. Herein, we describe a neonate who presented with neck swelling and respiratory distress, which was secondary to a fourth branchial pouch sinus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1696875DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033246PMC
June 2018
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Detection of human papillomavirus in branchial cleft cysts.

Oncol Lett 2018 Aug 30;16(2):1571-1578. Epub 2018 May 30.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of The Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan.

High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA has been reported to be present in branchial cleft cysts, but further information is required to clarify the role of HPV infection in branchial cleft cysts. The presence of HPV, the viral load and the physical statuses in samples from six patients with branchial cleft cysts were investigated using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), quantitative PCR, hybridization (ISH) using HPV DNA probes and p16 immunohistochemical analysis. High-risk type HPV-16 DNA was identified in four of the six branchial cleft cysts analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.8827DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6036516PMC
August 2018
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Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma (biphenotypic branchioma): A case report and review of the literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jul;97(28):e11459

Department of Pathology and The Key Laboratories for Xinjiang Endemic and Ethnic Diseases, School of Medicine, Shihezi University, Shihezi, Xinjiang, China.

Rationale: Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma is a very rare soft tissue neoplasm that commonly occurs in the lower neck of adult men.

Patient Concerns: A 32-year-old male presented 1-year history of the tumor lying in left supraclavicular fossa.

Diagnoses: Initial consideration of ultrasound and computed tomography was lipoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011459DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6076095PMC
July 2018
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US of Pediatric Superficial Masses of the Head and Neck.

Radiographics 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):1239-1263

From the Department of Radiology, Kravis Children's Hospital at the Mount Sinai Hospital, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029.

Superficial palpable masses of the head and neck are common in the pediatric population, with the vast majority of the lesions ultimately proven to be benign. Duplex ultrasonography (US) has emerged as the first-line imaging modality for the evaluation of superficial pediatric masses. Without utilizing radiation, iodinated contrast material, or sedation and/or anesthesia, US provides a means for quick and cost-effective acquisition of information, including the location, size, shape, internal content, and vascularity of the mass. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.2018170165DOI Listing
October 2018
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Cystic masses of the lateral neck - Proposition of an algorithm for increased treatment efficiency.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Sep 12;46(9):1664-1668. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Petra Ambrosch), Head and Neck Surgery, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Str. 3, Building 27, D-24105, Kiel, Germany.

Preoperative discrimination of solitary cervical branchial cleft cysts from cystic lymph node metastasis often is challenging. Surgical excision of the cystic formation and consecutive histopathological examination of tissue specimens are the only means resulting in the correct diagnosis. However, in case of malignancies surgery on the lateral neck prior to the definitive treatment is considered to negatively influence the patients' outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.06.004DOI Listing
September 2018
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Ectopic cervical thymic cyst in a seven year old: a diagnostic challenge.

J Pak Med Assoc 2018 May;68(5):797-800

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

Cervical thymus cyst is a rare entity and resembles lymphangioma or branchial cleft cyst therefore, presents as a diagnostic challenge. It has a slight male predominance and presents on the left side of the neck in up to 70% of cases. It is a painless mass that progressively increases. Read More

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May 2018
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[Transoral resection of partial fistula wall to treat incomplete second branchial fistula: a case report].

Authors:
G C Zhu D J Xiao

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Aug;31(16):1298-1299

We describe a case of a 55-year-old man who presented with sore throat for two days, while neck swelling for one day, and was found to have a fistula in his left tonsil and an abscess in his left lateral pharyngeal wall with the lower bound to the upper border of the cricoid cartilage by ultrasonography and enhanced CT. The fistula from tonsillar fossa to hypopharynx was detected followed by left tonsillectomy, and then anterior wall of the fistula and mucosa covering it was resected. He was eventually diagnosed with incomplete second branchial fistula with infection, and was followed up for five years with no recurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2017.16.020DOI Listing
August 2017
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[First branchial cleft cyst in nasopharynx: a case report].

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Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Sep;31(18):1444-1445

We report a rare case of first branchial cleft cyst arising from the nasopharynx. A 47-year old woman with a six-month-history of right ear stuffy and hearing loss was studied. Electronic nasopharyngeal examination revealed a mass in the nasopharynx of this case. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2017.18.016DOI Listing
September 2017

Bulky Branchial Cleft Cyst Displacing the Internal Jugular Vein.

Intern Med 2018 Oct 18;57(20):3061-3062. Epub 2018 May 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.0746-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6232017PMC
October 2018

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is absent in branchial cleft cysts of the neck distinguishing them from HPV positive cystic metastasis.

Acta Otolaryngol 2018 Sep 15;138(9):855-858. Epub 2018 May 15.

b Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery , Karolinska University Hospital , Stockholm , Sweden.

Background: Distinguishing branchial cleft cysts (BCCs) from cystic metastases of a human papillomavirus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is challenging. Fine needle aspirates (FNAs) from cystic metastasis may be non-representative, while reactive squamous cells from BCC can be atypic. Based on cytology and with the support of HPV DNA positivity many centers treat cystic metastasis oncological and thus patients are spared neck dissection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2018.1464207DOI Listing
September 2018
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[Misdiagnosic analysis and treatment of pyriform sinus fistula in children].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 May;53(5):381-384

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kunming Children's Hospital; Head and Neck Disease Treatment Center, Kunming 650228, China.

To discuss the misdiagnosis of pyriform sinus fistula and to better understand this kind of illness. The analysis was based on twenty-eight patients with congenital pyriform sinus fistula aged from 11 months to 14 years, with the median age of 5 years, and who were surgically treated from January 2013 to January 2017 in Kunming Children's Hospital.Twenty patients were misdiagnosed in other hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.05.010DOI Listing
May 2018
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Imaging of Pediatric Salivary Glands.

Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2018 May 7;28(2):209-226. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

Salivary gland diseases in children are uncommon, and the relative incidence of pathologies is different than in adults. This article presents a comprehensive review of congenital and acquired disorders that affect the major salivary glands in the pediatric population, highlighting the imaging findings that are important in defining the appropriate diagnosis or narrowing of the differential diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nic.2018.01.005DOI Listing
May 2018
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Clinical Study of Second Branchial Cleft Anomalies.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Sep;29(6):e557-e560

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School.

Objective: The objective of this study was to review the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment outcomes of second branchial cleft anomalies, and to evaluate the usefulness and accuracy of preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of branchial cleft cysts.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed at Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital from January 2010 to December 2016.

Results: Among 25 patients with second branchial cleft anomalies, in 23 patients (92. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000004540DOI Listing
September 2018
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Unusually rapid development of a lateral neck mass: Diagnosis and treatment of a branchial cleft cyst. A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 16;41:383-386. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy.

Introduction: Branchial cleft cysts are benign lesions caused by anomalous development of the branchial cleft. Cases that arise in the lateral neck region are often misdiagnosed, resulting initially in inappropriate management.

Case Presentation: We describe a 32-year-old woman with a swelling on the right side of her neck and no pain during palpation or neck motion. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22102612173058
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.10.065DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5697997PMC
November 2017
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[Middle ear teratoma in infant: report of three cases and review of the literatures].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Feb;53(2):81-85

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijng 100050, China.

To summarize the clinical characteristics and therapeutic experiences of the middle ear teratoma in infants. Three cases of middle ear teratoma, from 2012-2015 in Beijing Friendship Hospital were analyzed. The three cases all developed slowly and presented unilateral otorrhea and hearing loss. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.02.001DOI Listing
February 2018
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Possible Estrogen Dependency in the Pathogenesis of Branchial Cleft Cysts.

Biomed Res Int 2017 19;2017:1807056. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Even though branchial cleft cysts are currently accepted as a congenital anomaly, there is often a long delay until clinical presentation; branchial cleft cysts classically appear in the second to fourth decade of life. Our observation of their occurrence in three pregnant women encouraged us to contemplate a possible hormonal influence.

Methods: Immunohistological analysis was performed for the evaluation of the estrogen receptor alpha (ER) in paraffin-embedded tissue specimens of 16 patients with a diagnosis of branchial cleft cyst, with three of them being pregnant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/1807056DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749213PMC
August 2018
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The incidence of malignancy in clinically benign cystic lesions of the lateral neck: our experience and proposed diagnostic algorithm.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Mar 27;275(3):767-773. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, 6423906, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Aim: Solitary cystic masses of the lateral neck in an adult patient can pose a diagnostic dilemma. Malignancy must be ruled out since metastases arising from H&N cancers may mimic the presentation of benign cystic masses. Only a small number of studies have investigated the diagnostic management and malignancy rate of clinically benign solitary cervical cystic lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-017-4855-6DOI Listing
March 2018
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Cervical metastasis of gingival carcinoma misdiagnosed as branchiogenic carcinoma, a rare entity - report of a case and review of literature.

BMC Oral Health 2017 Nov 28;17(1):139. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Xiantai Street 126, Changchun, 130033, China.

Background: A cervical cystic mass is associated with a number of pathologies that present with similar symptoms. These conditions are difficult to differentiate using fine-needle aspiration (FNA), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Another dilemma in the differential diagnosis of cervical cystic masses is due to the controversies associated with the existence of branchiogenic carcinoma (BC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12903-017-0435-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706288PMC
November 2017
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[Relationship between Work Ⅱ type of congenital first branchial cleft anomaly and facial nerve and surgical strategies].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Oct;52(10):760-765

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital & Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 511080, China.

To investigate the relationship between Work Ⅱ type of congenital first branchial cleft anomaly (CFBCA) and facial nerve and discuss surgical strategies. Retrospective analysis of 37 patients with CFBCA who were treated from May 2005 to September 2016. Among 37 cases with CFBCA, 12 males and 25 females; 24 in the left and 13 in the right; the age at diagnosis was from 1 to 76 ( years, with a median age of 20, 24 cases with age of 18 years or less and 13 with age more than 18 years; duration of disease ranged from 1 to 10 years (median of 6 years); 4 cases were recurren after fistula resection. Read More

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October 2017
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Cytokeratin7 expression in histologic and cytologic specimens of cystic neck metastasis from HPV positive squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil: A case report.

Diagn Cytopathol 2018 Apr 19;46(4):331-335. Epub 2017 Oct 19.

Department of Pathology, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul, Korea.

The majority of cystic squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) of the neck have been shown to be metastatic tumors from tonsillar SCCs associated with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV). Recent studies have demonstrated cytokeratin (CK)7 involvement in the development of HPV positive SCC, but no report has been issued on its simultaneous expression in primary tonsillar and metastatic tumor with cystic change. We present a case of HPV positive tonsillar SCC of a 42-year-old male that initially manifested as a cystic neck mass expressing CK7, CK19, and p16 in primary and metastatic tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dc.23841DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5873402PMC
April 2018
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Efficacy and Safety of Ethanol Ablation for Branchial Cleft Cysts.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2017 Dec 28;38(12):2351-2356. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Otolaryngology (C.-H.K.), Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Background And Purpose: Branchial cleft cyst is a common congenital lesion of the neck. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of ethanol ablation as an alternative treatment to surgery for branchial cleft cyst.

Materials And Methods: Between September 2006 and October 2016, ethanol ablation was performed in 22 patients who refused an operation for a second branchial cleft cyst. Read More

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December 2017
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Ectopic Hamartomatous Thymoma: A Review Of The Literature With Report Of New Cases And Proposal Of A New Name: Biphenotypic Branchioma.

Head Neck Pathol 2018 Jun 6;12(2):202-209. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

Department of Basic Pathology, National Defense Medical College, 3-2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359-8513, Japan.

Ectopic hamartomatous thymoma (EHT) is a rare benign neoplasm of the lower neck suggesting branchial origin. Despite use of the term thymoma in the nomenclature, there is no evidence of thymic origin or differentiation. It affects middle-aged adults with a remarkable male predominance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12105-017-0854-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5953876PMC
June 2018
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Congenital dermoid fistulas of the anterior chest region (CDFACR): usefulness of sonography for complete resection.

Radiol Case Rep 2017 Sep 4;12(3):628-631. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

Department of Radiology, Saitama Children's Medical Center, 2100 Magome, Iwatsuki, Saitama 339-8551, Japan.

Congenital dermoid fistulas of the anterior chest regions (CDFACRs) consist of a skin orifice at the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle with fistulas extending caudally in the subcutaneous tissue near the sternoclavicular joint. We report 2 pediatric CDFACR cases with pathognomonic sonography findings. By using sonography, we could diagnose the fistulas as CDFACRs by focusing on their location and direction and could reveal the distal side for complete resection. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5552003PMC
September 2017
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[Diagnostic value of multi-slice spiral computerized tomographic fistulography in congenital fistula of neck].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Aug;52(8):597-603

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Provincial Clinical College of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350001, China.

To investigate the usefulness and effectiveness of multi-slice spiral computerized tomographic fistulography (MSCTF) in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital fistula of neck. Thirty-four patients with thyroglossal fistulasor branchial cleft fistulas who were initial treated from July 2008 to August 2015 in Fujian Provincial Hospital were retrospectively analyses. Thirteen males and 21 females patients aging from 3 to 46 years old with a median age of 37 were included. Read More

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August 2017
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Primary parotid lymphoma presenting as a recurrent cystic mass: A case report.

Laryngoscope 2018 04 3;128(4):998-1001. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with a cystic parotid mass, which was initially thought to be a first branchial cleft cyst. The mass was treated with antibiotics and fully resolved on examination and imaging. The mass returned, and a superficial parotidectomy was performed to remove the suspected branchial cleft cyst. Read More

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April 2018
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Spectrum of lesions derived from branchial arches occurring in the thyroid: from solid cell nests to tumors.

Virchows Arch 2017 Sep 20;471(3):393-400. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Sikl's Department of Pathology, University Hospital Plzen, Medical Faculty in Plzen, Charles University in Prague, Edvarda Benese 13, Plzen, 305 99, Czech Republic.

There is a group of lesions in the head and neck region derived from branchial arches and related structures which, when inflamed, are characterized by the formation of cysts lined by squamous or glandular epithelium and surrounded by a heavy inflammatory infiltrate rich in germinal centers. In the thyroid, the main source of various structures which may cause diagnostic dilemma is the ultimobranchial body. To investigate the spectrum of such thyroid lesions, the consultation files were reviewed for thyroid samples containing pathological structures regarded to arise from the ultimobranchial body. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00428-017-2201-4DOI Listing
September 2017
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Bilateral second branchial cleft fistulae in a boy with congenital heart disease.

Ear Nose Throat J 2017 Jul;96(7):243-244

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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July 2017
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[One case report for branchial cleft carcinoma].

Authors:
X Yan N Wang F X Zhou

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Jun;52(6):470-471

Department of oncology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China.

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June 2017
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Enlarging mass on the lateral neck.

Cutis 2017 May;99(5):321;327;328

Cleaver Dermatology, Cumming, Georgia, USA.

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