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Congenital lateral cervical cysts of infancy.

Authors
  • Mahomed, A
  • Youngson, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric surgery
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1998
Volume
33
Issue
9
Pages
1413–1415
Identifiers
PMID: 9766368
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The etiology of lateral cervical cysts in infancy is complex. The cysts are congenital in origin and are derived from the third or fourth branchial apparatus. The authors describe two cases of congenital lateral cervical cysts with an internal opening in the pyriform sinus and possible origin in the third branchial arch. The embryology, clinical presentation, and operative management of this condition is reviewed.

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