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Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD01 - PD02

An Uncommon Case of Cervical Thymopharyngeal Duct Cyst

Xenophon Sinopidis, Kleopatra Paparizou, Maria Athanasopoulou, Antonios Panagidis, George Georgiou

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Patras, Patras, Achaia, Greece. 2. Consultant, Department of Pathology, St Andrews Hospital, Patras, Achaia, Greece. 3. Resident, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Karamandaneion Children's Hospital, Patras, Achaia, Greece. 4. Consultant, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Karamandaneion Children's Hospital, Patras, Achaia, Greece. 5. Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Karamandaneion Children's Hospital, Patras, Achaia, Greece.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Xenophon Sinopidis,
University Hospital of Patras, Patras-26504, Achaia, Greece.
E-mail: xsinopid@upatras.gr

Abstract

Thymopharyngeal duct cyst is one of the most uncommon benign cervical lesions encountered in the paediatric population. Due to its rarity, it almost always escapes a correct preoperative diagnosis and is usually misdiagnosed as a branchial cyst or lymphangioma. Furthermore, although located at the neck it may present with retrosternal or mediastinal extension. In this case report here we present a case of a young boy with a right cervical mass, diagnosis of thymopharyngeal duct cyst was confirmed during histopathological examination of the excised specimen. Furthermore, preoperative ultrasonography and MRI did not detect the thin cord and the lower part of the lesion, which rendered operative treatment more demanding. Apropos to these findings, we reflect on the crucial points of awareness that affect the diagnostic and surgical process of this lesion

Keywords

Cervical cyst, Children, Paediatric, Thymic cyst

How to cite this article :

Xenophon Sinopidis, Kleopatra Paparizou, Maria Athanasopoulou, Antonios Panagidis, George Georgiou. AN UNCOMMON CASE OF CERVICAL THYMOPHARYNGEAL DUCT CYST. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 May [cited: 2017 Apr 26 ]; 11:PD01-PD02. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=May&volume=11&issue=5&page=PD01-PD02&id=9785

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26157.9785



Date of Submission: Dec 19, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 27, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 27, 2017
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2017



Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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