Oropharyngeal branchial cyst in a young child

SOYLU E., Orhan I., Yilmaz F., ÇAKIR A., Çalim Ö. F.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.25, no.3, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000000400
  • Journal Name: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Young child, oropharyngeal branchial cyst, transoral excision
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Second branchial cleft cysts are almost always located in the neck. Their presence in the oropharynx is extremely rare. An oropharyngeal branchial cyst in a 4-year-old child diagnosed by magnetic resonance and histopathology was presented. Anatomic location and pathological findings indicated the second branchial pouch origin. The cyst was excised transorally. Six months' follow-up of the child was uneventful and there was no recurrence. © 2014 Mutaz B. Habal, MD.