cervical cyst


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cervical cyst

A closed epithelial sac derived from a branchial groove of its corresponding pharyngeal pouch. Synonym: branchial cyst
See also: cyst
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(10) Cysts of the lateral neck were also believed to be of branchial origin, and in 1912, Wenglowski described the branchiogenic origin of lateral cervical cysts through his work with the human embryo and with cadaver dissection.
"And finally, when my mum insisted on a scan, the doctors found cervical cysts and then with me in surgery further exploration on the scan showed a tumour on my bowel.
Incidence of occult thyroid carcinoma metastases in lateral cervical cysts. Am J Otolaryngol 2004; 25: 11-7.