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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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KARLE P, Macarena et al. First branchial arch cyst, case report and review of the literature. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2016, vol.76, n.2, pp.224-228. ISSN 0718-4816.

First branchial arch cysts are very infrequent congenital malformations. Their development is due to an incomplete fusion of the pharyngeal cleft between the first and second branchial arch. They can remain silent for a very long time and manifest when they become infected, causing significant morbidity. In general, they present in child-hood, but many times its diagnosis occurs on a late onset since they are difficult to differentiate from lymphadenopathies or other masses. So, they should be considered on the differential diagnosis of cervical and parotid masses, especially in young patients. Surgery is its definitive treatment. Complete excision of the cyst and its fistula must be performed to avoid recurrences. Due to its intraparotid localization and morphological complexity it is necessary to understand the anatomy in detail to avoid facial nerve le-sions. In this revision, we aim to present clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes in an infant with the diagnosis of first branchial arch cyst and to review the literature.

Palabras clave : First branchial arch cyst; lateral cervical mass; cutaneous fistula.

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