Thymic cysts can occur anywhere from the angle of the mandible, along the lateral neck, to the sternal notch, but cervical thymic cysts occur more frequently in the lower third of the neck on the left side anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle
We did not find weakness or atrophy of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
The cysts usually present as a unilocular cystic mass extending inferiorly within the neck, paralleling the sternocleidomastoid muscle
5) The great auricular nerve exits the cervical plexus along the posterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
, and it extends anteriorly along the lateral aspect of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
and the parotid gland superiorly, where it further divides into anterior and posterior branches.
The combination of a parapharyngeal abscess and torticollis due to spastic contractions of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
is an extremely rare condition.
The mass was located in the anterior triangle of the neck on the right side, in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
At the level of C6, the brachial plexus lies within the interscalene space beneath the external jugular vein and the sternocleidomastoid muscle
Occasionally, cysts may protrude between the internal and external carotid arteries; rarely, they are deep to the platysma muscle and anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle
or located directly adjacent to the pharyngeal wall.
2) Complaints of intermittent mucoid drainage, recurrent inflammatory cellulitis, and/or abscess formation along the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
are common in patients with second branchial cleft anomalies.
9 yr) underwent primary closure along with a sternocleidomastoid muscle
(SCMM) flap (flap group).
It manifests as a skin-colored nodule arising on or near the tragus (1) along an imaginary line drawn from the tragus to the angle of the mouth or (2) along the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
The tumor was bound anteriorly by the anterior digastric muscle and posteriorly by the sternocleidomastoid muscle
and retromandibular fossa.