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Thyroglossal duct cyst

February 20, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Most patients present with a mobile, painless midline neck mass, usually inferior to the hyoid bone, showing movement with tongue protrusion.

Endoscopic view of balloon dilation for excision of a sphenoid cyst

January 25, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

The sphenoid sinus can be opened for ventilation, inspection, or biopsy from a transethmoid or transnasal approach after identifying its ostium.

Mucous retention cyst of mastoid bone mimicking cholesteatoma

January 25, 2017  |  Nurdoğan Ata, MD; Suna Erkılıç, MD

Occlusion of mastoid cells and the aditus ad antrum caused by inflammatory diseases can result in poor ventilation and poor drainage of mastoid cells, which can in turn cause the formation of cysts.

An unusual presentation of a lingual dermoid cyst

October 31, 2015  |  Megan L. Durr, MD; Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD; Steven D. Pletcher, MD

Abstract

Dermoid cysts are rare lesions of the head and neck that usually present in children as an asymptomatic, slowly growing mass. We report a case that demonstrates that dermoid cysts can present later in life as a recurrent acute infection. Our patient was a 48-year-old man with a...

Laryngofissure for resection of a recurrent saccular cyst

October 31, 2015  |  Reed C. Gilbow, BS; J. Mark Reed, MD; Jeffrey D. Carron, MD

Congenital saccular cysts represent a rare cause of airway obstruction and inspiratory stridor in infants.

An intrathyroidal thyroglossal duct cyst

October 31, 2015  |  Robert Saadi, BS; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Thyroglossal duct cysts  are classically midline, associated with the hyoid bone, move with swallowing or tongue protrusion, and often initially present with some degree of inflammation.

Complete second branchial cleft anomaly presenting as a fistula and a tonsillar cyst: An interesting congenital anomaly

October 18, 2014  |  Prasad John Thottam, DO; Samba S. Bathula, MD; Janet M. Poulik, MD; David N. Madgy, DO

Abstract

Branchial cleft anomalies make up 30% of all pediatric neck masses, but complete second branchial cleft anomalies are extremely rare. We report an unusual case of a complete second branchial cleft anomaly that presented as a draining neck fistula and a tonsillar cyst in an...

Rapid growth of a laryngeal oncocytic cyst after surgical irritation

October 18, 2014  |  John T. Sinacori, MD; Robert A. Jack II, MD; Jonathan R. Workman, MD

The origin of oncocytic lesions remains controversial. They occur more frequently with increasing age, and patients commonly present with a prolonged duration of hoarseness

Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle treated with dual-plane excision with intracartilaginous dissection

September 18, 2014  |  Giovanni Zoccali, MD; Reza Pajand, MD; Nikolaos Vrentzos, MD; Maurizio Giuliani, MD

Abstract

Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle is an uncommon condition in which a degenerative process occurs within the cartilage. The disorder affects young and middle-aged people. Clinically, it manifests as a painless, fluctuant swelling that frequently relapses despite various...

Keratocystic odontogenic tumor

September 18, 2014  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Bite-wing or orthopantomograph images reveal a well-defined, unilocular radiolucency with a smooth border, showing minimal bone expansion and even cortication.

Saccular cyst as a complication of medialization laryngoplasty: A case report

August 28, 2014  |  Brent J. Benscoter, MD; Lee M. Akst, MD

Abstract

We report the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented for evaluation of deterioration in her voice and swallowing function, which had begun after she had undergone a medialization laryngoplasty for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Findings on examination and imaging revealed...

Transnasal endoscopic resection of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor

August 28, 2014  |  Daniel Schuster, MD; Joel Cure, MD; Bradford A. Woodworth, MD

Abstract

Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) is a rare histologic subtype of odontogenic tumor. Treatment requires complete enucleation. We report what we believe is the first case of CCOT to be removed via a transnasal endoscopic approach. A 16-year-old boy was referred to our...

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