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Primary cervical thoracic duct cyst: A case report and review of the literature

July 14, 2014  |  Ameet Kumar, MS; T.S. Ramakrishnan, MS; Samaresh Sahu, MD, DNB

Abstract

Thoracic duct cysts are uncommon entities that are usually found in the thoracic segments of the thoracic duct. The presence of a thoracic duct cyst in the cervical area has been rarely reported. Etiologically, these cysts can arise either as a primary growth or secondary to...

Facial nerve palsy associated with a cystic lesion of the temporal bone

March 19, 2014  |  Na Hyun Kim, MD; Seung-Ho Shin, MD

Abstract

Facial nerve palsy results in the loss of facial expression and is most commonly caused by a benign, self-limiting inflammatory condition known as Bell palsy. However, there are other conditions that may cause facial paralysis, such as neoplastic conditions of the facial nerve...

Case report: Dermal inclusion cyst of the external auditory canal

December 20, 2013  |  Eric W. Cerrati, MD; Jonathan S. Kulbersh, MD; Paul R. Lambert, MD

Abstract

Dermal inclusion cysts are benign masses that arise as the result of the entrapment of ectodermal components during embryogenesis. Their presenting symptoms are a direct result of the mass effect of the growing cyst. We describe the case of a 23-month-old girl who presented...

Ganglion cyst in the external auditory canal

August 22, 2013  |  Chi-Kyou Lee, MD; Mee-Hye Oh, MD; and Kye Hoon Park, MD

In rare instances, ganglion cysts of the TMJ can pre-sent as a mass of the EAC, sometimes without obvious communication with the glenoid fossa.

Extensive dentigerous cyst associated with a mesiodens: CT findings

August 22, 2013  |  Kyung Soo Kim, MD, PhD and Seog-Kyun Mun, MD, PhD

Abstract

The most common of the supernumerary teeth in humans are mesiodentes, which arise in the midline of the maxilla between the central incisors. The most common pathologic findings associated with a mesiodens are retention of the adjacent incisors, malposition, and diastema. The...

Wrong egg in the usual nest: Thyroid papillary carcinoma within a branchial cleft cyst

July 22, 2013  |  Mustafa Sagit, MD; Ayhan Gokler, MD; Istemihan Akin, MD; Unsal Han, MD

Abstract

Branchial cleft cysts are the most common lesions to arise laterally in the neck. Ectopic thyroid tissue within a branchial cleft cyst is rare, and a papillary carcinoma arising from this tissue is extremely rare. We present a case of a lateral neck cyst representing a primary...

Aneurysmal bone cyst in the middle turbinate: A case report

June 12, 2013  |  Gokce Simsek, MD; Cem Saka, MD; Didem N. Sonbay, MD; Istemihan Akin, MD; and Fulya Koybasioglu, MD

Abstract

Aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign and locally destructive bone lesion usually seen in the younger population. Its etiology is unknown. Its yearly incidence rate has been reported to be 0.14/100,000, comprising 1% of all bone tumors. It may develop primarily or arise from primary...

Retention cyst in chronic otitis media

March 25, 2013  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD; Kang-Chao Wu, MD; Yu-Chun Chen, MD

The retention cyst originates from the obstruction of a glandular structure and contains fluid, while the cholesteatoma contains keratinizing squamous epithelium.

Cervical thoracic duct cyst: Importance of preoperative suspicion for appropriate management of left-sided neck mass

December 31, 2012  |  Matthew T. Gill, MD; Timothy S. Lian, MD; Joel D. Thibodeaux, MD; Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD, FACS

Abstract

Cervical thoracic duct cysts occur infrequently but are an important consideration when evaluating cystic supraclavicular masses. Only 22 cases have been reported to date. We review the clinical presentation, evaluation, and treatment of 2 cases of large thoracic duct cysts...

Unusual presentation of Sjogren syndrome: Multiple parotid cysts

November 1, 2012  |  Ankur Gadodia, MD, DNB; Ashu Seith, MD; Raju Sharma, MD

Abstract

Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune exocrinopathy that destroys salivary and lacrimal gland tissue. We report an unusual case of this disease in a 40-year-old woman who presented with bilateral parotid cystic masses. As this case illustrates, Sjögren syndrome should be...

Hearing loss secondary to a nasopharyngeal retention cyst

November 1, 2012  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Michael Ellis, MD; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Resection is generally not indicated for small, asymptomatic pharyngeal cysts. Symptomatic cysts, on the other hand, can be treated with aspiration or a complete transoral resection, particularly if the lesion is large.

Tongue base cyst in a 6-week-old boy

October 8, 2012  |  Joel Y. Sun, BA; Ron B. Mitchell, MD; Seckin O. Ulualp, MD

After excision, a histologic finding of an epithelial lining without ectopic thyroid tissue confirms the diagnosis of a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst.

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