Recurrent Branchial Cleft Cyst with Symptomatic Cervical Oesophageal Diverticulum in Adult -An Interesting Presentation of Incomplete Branchial Cleft Cyst ExcisionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Jmv Amarjothi,
500, 4th Floor, Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology Examination, Park Town, Chennai-600003, Tamil Nadu, India.
Branchial cysts are congenital cystic lesions of the neck, presenting in childhood. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice for these lesions. Recurrence of branchial cysts after incomplete excision is fraught with complications due to the second surgery and the complications of the recurrent cyst per se. Here we present a case of recurrent branchial cyst presenting, after a decade, with a full thickness traction diverticulum of the upper cervical oesophagus necessitating excision of the cyst with the diverticulum. This case report emphasises on the pitfalls of incomplete excision at the index surgery and the long-term complications of recurrence.
Re-excision, Second branchial cyst, Traction diverticulum
Jmv Amarjothi, Anbalagan Amudhan, D Bennet, L Anand, Ol Naganath Babu. RECURRENT BRANCHIAL CLEFT CYST WITH SYMPTOMATIC CERVICAL OESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULUM IN ADULT -AN INTERESTING PRESENTATION OF INCOMPLETE BRANCHIAL CLEFT CYST EXCISION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 March [cited: 2018 Jun 20 ]; 12:PD01-PD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 09, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 06, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 31, 2018
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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