Unusual location of a second branchial cleft cyst presenting in the suprasternal notch

Congenital benign tumors known as second branchial cleft cysts (SBCCs) usually present in the upper third of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck. In this article, we discuss the presentation of an SBCC in the suprasternal notch (lower neck), highlighting the need for inclusion of these cysts in differential diagnoses of lower neck masses.

Xing MH, Mundi N, Govindan A, Khorsandi A, Urken ML

Head and Neck

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