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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 361-362

Case Report

Unusual Site for Branchial Cyst Occurrence


Hemant Janugade1, Sunny Agarwal2, Sweety Surana3, Arafath Natchiar2, Rahul Patil2, Prasad Bane2, Ashish Garje2

1Associate Professor, 2Resident, Department of Surgery

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

3Resident, Department of Surgery, Holy Cross Hospital, Kerala, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.


Branchial cleft cysts typically present as a unilateral, fluctuant soft tissue swelling that is localized deep to the anterior border of sternocleidomastoid in the lateral aspect of the neck. They are often discovered late in childhood or early adulthood. The author presents an unusual case of branchial cyst occurring above the parotid gland in a 7 year male child [Figure1]. Such site can be mistaken for a tumor of the parotid gland. Early intervention and surgical excision was opted with no post op complications.