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Related to branchial clefts: Pharyngeal cleft, Reichert's cartilage, branchial sinus, branchial fistula

branchial

[′braŋ·kē·əl]
(zoology)
Of or pertaining to gills.
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First branchial cleft cysts appear as simple or complicated unilocular cystic lesions within, superficial, or deep to the parotid gland on CT and MRI (Figure 7).
Second branchial cleft anomalies are the most common branchial apparatus deformities, representing 95% of all lesions, with cysts being more common than fistulae and sinuses.
Based on topography and the histopathologic and immunohistochemical results, the masses were determined to be a second branchial cleft cyst for the first case and a second branchial pouch cyst for the second case.
Based on the anatomic location of the mass, clinical presentation, histopathologic characteristics, and CK-positive immunolabeling, the diagnosis was branchial cleft cyst, similar to second branchial cyst type II-III reported in humans.
The patient underwent excisional biopsy of the right neck mass, with a clinical diagnosis of branchial cleft cyst.
This combination of findings often results in misdiagnosis as branchial cleft cysts or as carcinoma arising in a branchial cleft cyst.
Branchial cleft cysts (BCC) arise from incomplete obliteration of any branchial tract, resulting in either a cyst (75%) or sinus tract (25%).
Surgery for thyroglossal duct and branchial cleft anomalies.
Branchial cleft anomalies--which include branchial cysts, sinuses, and fistulas--are uncommon developmental defects of the neck.
Branchial cysts arise from isolated remnants of branchial clefts or branchial pouches.
A branchial cleft cyst is made up of a dense lymphoid infiltrate that is intimately associated with an epithelium-lined cyst or cysts (figure 1).
Histopathologic examination was consistent with a branchial cleft cyst.