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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.

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...

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...

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...

Endoscopic view of a middle meatal cyst

July 14, 2014  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Obstruction of the middle meatus and ethmoid infundibulum can occur as a result of swelling of the mucosal surfaces of the soft tissues, although most such obstructions are caused by polyps. Obstruction from a cystic mass is less common.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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