Second branchial cleft cyst - type II

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Left neck painful swelling

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Race: Middle eastern

Cystic lesion with enhanced wall is seen at the left retro-mandibular space which is abutting internal carotid artery and compressing the internal jugular vein.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with infected  2nd branchial cleft cyst ( type - II ) which is the most common type of this branchial anomaly.

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Case information

rID: 21140
Published: 6th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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