Branchial cleft or cervical lymphoepithelial cysts: etiology and management.

@article{Glosser2003BranchialCO,
  title={Branchial cleft or cervical lymphoepithelial cysts: etiology and management.},
  author={Jeffrey W Glosser and Carlos Alberto S Pires and Stephen E. Feinberg},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={81-6}
}
BACKGROUND The cervical lymphoepithelial or branchial cleft cyst is a developmental cyst that has a disputed pathogenesis. The objective of this article is to provide a brief review of the literature and to define diagnostic terms related to this anomaly, as well as to describe its etiology, clinical presentation and treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION The cervical lymphoepithelial or branchial cleft cyst usually presents as a unilateral, soft-tissue fluctuant swelling that typically appears in the… CONTINUE READING

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