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Thymopharyngeal duct cyst: a case presentation and literature review.
Laryngoscope. 2010; 120 Suppl 4:S226.L

Abstract

The differential diagnosis of a lateral cystic neck mass includes branchial cleft cysts and lymphangiomas. Cervical thymic cysts are rare, and thymopharyngeal duct cysts, which maintain a connection to the pharynx, are rarer still. We present an interesting case of a 6 year-old male who developed acute onset of a left-sided neck mass. CT and MRI findings revealed a multiloculated cyst closely associated with the left lobe of the thyroid gland with a tract extending up along the carotid sheath to the pyriform sinus. Complete surgical excision was performed. The anatomic location and pathology were consistent with a thymopharyngeal duct cyst. The embryology, clinical presentation, radiologic and pathologic findings, and surgical management of thymopharyngeal duct cysts will be discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21225824

Citation

Kuperan, Arjuna B., et al. "Thymopharyngeal Duct Cyst: a Case Presentation and Literature Review." The Laryngoscope, vol. 120 Suppl 4, 2010, pp. S226.
Kuperan AB, Quraishi HA, Shah AJ, et al. Thymopharyngeal duct cyst: a case presentation and literature review. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S226.
Kuperan, A. B., Quraishi, H. A., Shah, A. J., & Mirani, N. (2010). Thymopharyngeal duct cyst: a case presentation and literature review. The Laryngoscope, 120 Suppl 4, S226. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.21693
Kuperan AB, et al. Thymopharyngeal Duct Cyst: a Case Presentation and Literature Review. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S226. PubMed PMID: 21225824.
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