ISSN 2667-7466 | E-ISSN 2667-7474
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

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.

Key Words
Author’s Corner
AVES | Copyright © 2019 Turkish Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society | Latest Update: 08.04.2019