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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...

Cysts of the fossa of Rosenmüller: Report of two cases

August 1, 2010  |  Simon K.W. Lloyd, BSc(Hons), MPhil, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Riccardo A. Di Cuffa, DOHNS, MRCS, MRCGP, Felicity K. Seymour, MA, DOHNS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Lloyd E. Savy, BSc(Hons), FRCR, and Henry R. Grant, FRCS


Cystic lesions of the nasopharynx are rare. Two cases of mucous retention cysts originating from the fossa of Rosenmüller are described, together with their characteristic radiologic appearance, which allows differentiation from other types of lesions in this region. The...

Adult nasal dermoid sinus cyst

August 1, 2010  |  Eugene A. Chu, MD and Lisa E. Ishii, MD


Midline congenital nasal lesions are rarely encountered in adults. We present the case of a 31-year-old man with a nasal dermoid sinus cyst who presented with a nasal dorsal abscess. We review the embryology of nasal dermoid sinus cysts, and we discuss their presentation,...

Ectopic thymic tissue presenting as a neck mass in children: A report of 3 cases

May 1, 2010  |  Estie Meyer, MBChB, FCORL(SA), Wakisa Mulwafu, MBChB, FCORL(SA), Johannes J. Fagan, MBChB, FCS(SA), MMed(Otol), Robin A. Brown, MBChB, DCH(SA), FRCS(Edin), and Kathryn Taylor, MBChB, DCH(SA), MMed(Anat Path)


The presentation of ectopic cervical thymic tissue as an anterior neck mass is rare. We report 3 similar cases in 3 boys-2 who had a thymic cyst and 1 who had an ectopic cervical thymus. We discuss the radiographic presentation on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in...

Vocal fold cyst

April 1, 2010  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Dermoid cyst of the parotid gland

February 1, 2010  |  Behrad Aynehchi, MD, Jason G. Newman, MD, and John S. Brooks, MD


A dermoid cyst is an ectodermally differentiated form of teratoma. Its occurrence in the parotid gland is very rare. Such a presentation must be properly evaluated in order to rule out malignancy. We describe the diagnostic evaluation and surgical management of a parotid...

Calcified maxillary cyst secondary to a foreign-body reaction at the site of a remote tooth extraction

January 1, 2010  |  Alexander Langerman, MD, Farhad Sigari, MS, MD, and Robert Naclerio, MD


Unilateral sinus disease has a wide differential diagnosis. When a patient has a history of maxillary dental work on the same side as the sinusitis, a foreign entity introduced during or subsequent to the dental manipulation must be considered. We present a case of calcified...

A large, persistent, solitary vellus hair cyst in the postauricular area

December 1, 2009  |  Joo-Hyung Lee, MD, Min-Young Bae, MD, Byoung-Hoon Lee, MD, and Min-Kyo Jung, MD


Vellus hair cysts typically appear as numerous small papules in the precordial area in children. Treatment is generally not necessary as most cases resolve spontaneously. We report a case of a vellus hair cyst that was unique in that it manifested as a solitary mass in the...


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