Second branchial cleft cyst - type II

Case contributed by Mohammadtaghi Niknejad


Left neck painful swelling

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Cystic lesion with enhanced wall is seen at the left retro-mandibular space which is abutting internal carotid artery and compressing the internal jugular vein.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with infected  2nd branchial cleft cyst ( type - II ) which is the most common type of this branchial anomaly.

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