Thornwaldt cyst

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: MRI

MRI through the nasopharynx demonstrates a small well circumscribed cystic region nestled between the longus colli muscles deep to the nasopharyngeal mucosa.

Centrally the lesion is of high T2 signal and low T1 signal and demonstrates only peripheral enhancement similar to the nasopharyngeal mucosa.

Features are consistent with Thornwaldt cyst.

Case Discussion

MRI through the nasopharynx demonstrates a small well circumscribed cystic region nestled between the longus colli muscles deep to the nasopharyngeal mucosa.

Centrally the lesion is of high T2 signal and low T1 signal and demonstrates only peripheral enhancement similar to the nasopharyngeal mucosa.

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Case Information

rID: 2663
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 29th Feb 2016
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