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Fourth branchial cleft cyst with no identifiable tract: Case report and treatment approach

July 5, 2012  |  Peter Dziegielewski, MD; Jason Chau, MD, FRCSC; Sarfaraz Banglawala, MD; Hadi Seikaly, MD, FRCSC


We describe a rare case of a fourth branchial cleft cyst that had no identifiable tract. The patient was a 23-year-old man who presented with recurring neck abscesses. After six similar episodes, computed tomography finally demonstrated that the most recent...

Aneurysmal bone cyst at the base of the skull

May 1, 2012  |  Arun Goyal, MS; Shalabh Rastogi, MS; P.P. Singh, MS; Sonal Sharma, MD


Aneurysmal bone cysts have been described as pseudocysts in view of their lack of an epithelial lining. These cysts are uncommon, but when they do occur they typically involve the long bones of the extremities, the membranous bones of the thorax and pelvis, and the vertebrae....

Endoscopic view of maxillary ostia mimicking a maxillary sinus wall

March 1, 2012  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

A patient presented with what appeared to be a defect in the left medial wall of the maxillary sinus but that was actually two large maxillary ostia with the absence of a left uncinate process. He was successfully treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ventricular cyst of the larynx

March 1, 2012  |  Johnathan B. Sataloff, Rima A. DeFatta, MD, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA FACS

Surgery for supraglottic cysts may not be necessary in patients in whom the cysts do not grow or interfere with phonation, if these patients will comply with follow-up for close observation. If the mass enlarges or causes severe enough symptoms to warrant the risks of surgery, excision is...

Cervical thymic cyst presenting as a possible cystic nodal metastasis of papillary carcinoma in a 53-year-old man

September 21, 2011  |  Woong Na, MD, Si-Hyong Jang, MD, Kyueng-Whan Min, MD, Seok Hyun Cho, MD, PhD, and Seung Sam Paik, MD, PhD


Cervical thymic cysts are rare embryonic remnants that develop along the course of thymic migration in the neck. They usually occur during infancy and childhood, and they are extremely rare in adults. We report a case of cervical thymic cyst in a 53-year-old man. The patient...

Ectopic canine associated with a dentigerous cyst in the maxilla

June 14, 2011  |  Jagdeep S. Thakur, MS, Narinder K. Mohindroo, MS, DLO, Dev R. Sharma, MS, Ravinder S. Minhas, MS, DLO, and Anamika Thakur, MD


Ectopic eruption of a tooth is common in the dental arch, palate, and nose, but it is rare in the maxillary antrum. We present the case of a 35-year-old man with an ectopic canine and an associated dentigerous cyst in the maxillary sinus that masqueraded as an antrochoanal...

A simple method of earlobe lesion excision and repair

June 14, 2011  |  Samuel J.C. Fishpool, BSc, MRCS(Med), Mohamed M. Abo-Khatwa, FRCS(ORL), and Jonathan E. Osborne, FRCS(ORL)

An uncommon case of laryngeal oncocytoma

May 1, 2011  |  Brett Travis, MD, Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, and Curt L. McCarty, MD

Bilateral saccular cysts

May 1, 2011  |  Anthony M. Bianchi, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Steatocystoma simplex of the infratemporal fossa: An uncommon location for a rare entity

January 1, 2011  |  Yekaterina A. Koshkareva, MD, Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, Michael Feldman, MD, and Gul Moonis, MD


Steatocystoma simplex is a rare entity characterized by the presence of a solitary cutaneous cyst derived from a sebaceous duct or gland. Multiple locations of this lesion have been reported previously. The purpose of this article is to report the unusual presentation of...

Lymphoepithelial cyst of the palatine tonsil

December 17, 2010  |  Jinsu Choi, MD, Kisik Kim, MD, and Bosung Kim, MD

Role of irrigation with hypertonic saline for a recurrent skull base hydatid cyst: Case report and review of the literature

September 1, 2010  |  Sadaf Zia, FCPS, Ather Enam, MD, Iftikhar Salahuddin, MD, and Aslam Khan, MD


Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. This disease is a rare finding in the head and neck region, and its presentation varies according to the area involved. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with...


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