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Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Neck in a Middle-aged Woman: A Case Report

Pankaj Goyal, Kishan Kumawat, Gajendranath Gupta, Nidhi P Chanchlani

Keywords : Case report, Computed tomography scan, Lymphoepithelial cyst, Surgical excision

Citation Information : Goyal P, Kumawat K, Gupta G, Chanchlani NP. Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Neck in a Middle-aged Woman: A Case Report. Int J Head Neck Surg 2023; 14 (3):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1554

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 10-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The cervical lymphoepithelial or branchial cleft cyst is a developmental lesion that typically manifests in the neck's anterolateral area. These are anomalies that are not frequent. To identify it, proper imaging is needed in addition to a clinical examination and a history of the lesion's course. In this case report, a female patient in her 50s had a history of right-sided neck swelling for 1 year that steadily increased in size until it reached 4 x 3 cm. She got a computed tomography (CT) scan, and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was performed. The surgical method used to treat her was successful.

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