Thoracic duct cysts: a rare differential diagnosis.

  title={Thoracic duct cysts: a rare differential diagnosis.},
  author={Frank Gottwald and Heinrich Iro and Carsten Finke and Johannes Zenk},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={132 2},
OBJECTIVE Cysts of the thoracic duct located in the supraclavicular region are uncommon. To date only 12 cases in this topographic area have been described in the literature. Between 1998 and 2002, 5 patients presented to our department with the primary symptom of a palpable soft left-supracavicular swelling that could be displaced relative to adjacent structures. SETTING In each case, sonography showed a hypoechogenic, almost echo-free, distinctly outlined polycyclic structure with distal… CONTINUE READING


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