Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Dilemmas in Diagnosing Neck Mass: Branchial Cyst versus Thyroid Tumor

Norhafiza Mat Lazim*

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

*Correspondance to: Norhafiza Mat Lazim 

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Abstract

Neck mass poses treatment challenges if not properly addressed and investigated. Careful and meticulous examination is crucial before embarking on any surgical interventions. Numerous differential diagnoses is possible for any neck mass and it differs between adult and pediatric patient. The final diagnosis will depend on the patient’s age, the location of the mass, the detail characteristic of the mass as well as the associated symptoms exhibited by the patients. We describe a case of suspicious of branchial cyst which turn out to be a recurrent thyroid tumor.

Keywords:

Neck mass; Thyroid tumor; Branchial cyst

Citation:

Lazim NM. Dilemmas in Diagnosing Neck Mass: Branchial Cyst versus Thyroid Tumor. Clin Case Rep Int. 2018; 2: 1081.

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