ISSN 2149-3987 | E-ISSN 2149-553X
Case Report
Branchial cleft cyst: A rare diagnosis in a 84-year old patient. A case report
1 Devrek Devlet Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Kliniği, Zonguldak  
2 Şişli Etfal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, KBB ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul  
3 ORL KBB Hospital, Kulak Burun Boğaz Kliniği, İstanbul  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2011; 49: 22-24
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2011.06
Key Words: Branchial cleft cyst, neck mass, advanced age
Abstract

Branchial cleft cyst (BCC) is a congenital cervical mass which can be present at birth or becomes apparent generally up to first two decades of life. BCC is seen rarely and has a benign nature both in clinic and histopathologicly. In the literature, there are a few documented cases older than age of 70’s. A 84-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a left-sided neck mass was operated, and the pathologic specimen was reported as the branchial cleft cyst. This case is discussed based on the current literature because of its rarity.

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