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 are the most common congenital lesions of the neck after thyroglossal duct cysts.
After considering all the differentials of cystic neck swelling, such as lymphangioma, cavernous hemangioma, branchial cleft cyst, and teratoma, we decided to perform fine-needle aspiration cytology, which revealed benign cystic swelling with the possibility of lymphangioma.
Cervical thymus cyst is a rare entity and resembles lymphangioma or branchial cleft cyst therefore, presents as a diagnostic challenge.
Other rare swelling which are correlated 100% were branchial cleft cyst, laryngocele, lymphangioma, parapharyngeal abscess and parotitis.
First branchial cleft anomalies (FBCA) are very rare and account for less than 10% of all branchial cleft anomalies.
Most of the lateral neck cysts are benign such as branchial cleft cysts, dermoid cysts, teratoma, epidermoid cysts, and cystic hygromas.
Second branchial cleft cyst (SBCC) is the most common 132#cystic swelling occurring in the neck [1].
Most third or fourth branchial cleft cysts appear on the left side, are enlarged, and contain air bubbles visible on CT or MRI scans, which are useful modalities for the diagnosis of PSF [2].
First branchial cleft anomalies (FBCA) are relatively uncommon congenital malformations of the head and neck, accounting for only 1-8% of all branchial anomalies [1, 2].
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).
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.
It is a complex malformation of varying severity involving the structures arising from first and second branchial arches, first pharyngeal pouch, first branchial cleft, and primordia of the temporal bone.