branchial cleft


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branchial cleft

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Noun1.branchial cleft - one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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Other causes included metastatic (11 patients), nonspecific inflammation (14 patients), lymphoma (4 patients), infectious branchial cleft cysts (2 patients), or other infectious cervical cysts (6 patients).
Based on these findings, a diagnosis of bilateral second branchial cleft fistulae was made.
Some of the primary PPS masses include minor salivary gland tumors arising from ectopic salivary gland tissue rests, atypical type II first branchial cleft anomaly, and lipomas.
Differential diagnosis of TC should include choanal polyp, angiofibroma, nasopharynx cancer, mucosal and adenoid retention cysts, chordoma, meningomyeloceles and meningoceles, adenoid retention cysts, branchial cleft cysts, and Rathke's pouch cysts.
Differential diagnosis of Thornwaldt's cyst is branchial cleft cyst, Rathke's pouch cyst, adenoid retention cyst, meningocoele, sphenoid sinus mucocoele, JNA and possibly nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Branchial Cleft Cyst--Caused by the incomplete closure of the sinus tract during embryonic life.
Lesions may resemble a pyogenic granuloma, actinomycosis, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a branchial cleft cyst, a furuncle, a squamous cell carcinoma and an epidermal cyst (1).
Based on topography and the histopathologic and immunohistochemical results, the masses were determined to be a second branchial cleft cyst for the first case and a second branchial pouch cyst for the second case.
Diagnosis in adults is considered to present a greater challenge than in children and initial misdiagnosis, frequently as branchial cleft cysts as in the case reported here, is common.
The patient underwent excisional biopsy of the right neck mass, with a clinical diagnosis of branchial cleft cyst.
Branchial cleft anomalies are some of the most common types of congenital neck masses.
Examples of benign neoplasms include TGDC, dermoid cyst branchial cleft cyst and cervical adenitis[2] Congenital lesions present from birth to shortly after birth and account for 55 percent of benign lesions.