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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Branchial cleft anomalies make up 30% of all pediatric neck masses, but complete second branchial cleft anomalies are extremely rare.
38) The most commonly accepted theory of anomalous development is persistence of trapped cell rests from incompletely obliterated branchial apparatus, resulting in development of branchial cleft cysts later in 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.
The patient underwent excisional biopsy of the right neck mass, with a clinical diagnosis of branchial cleft cyst.
Branchial cleft cysts, sinuses, and fistulas are the most common congenital lateral neck lesions in children.
5) Differential diagnosis for unilateral lesions containing cysts includes sialolithiasis, first branchial cleft cyst, HIV-associated BLEL, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and benign mixed tumor.
The differential diagnosis of cystic cervical masses includes thyroid cyst, thymic cyst, thyroglossal duct cyst, branchial cleft cyst, bronchogenic cyst, lymphangioma and parathyroid cyst (PC) (1).
The 2 lesions that first come to mind in the differential diagnosis of a solitary cystic lesion in the neck are thyroglossal duct cyst and branchial cleft cyst.
We report a true case of primary branchial cleft cyst carcinoma.
Branchial cleft cysts (BCC) arise from incomplete obliteration of any branchial tract, resulting in either a cyst (75%) or sinus tract (25%).
1) It occurs as the result of a developmental anomaly of the first branchial arch, and it may be associated with other branchial cleft abnormalities.