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CASE REPORT

Life-threatening Cardiac Failure: A Rare Complication of Branchial Cleft Cyst

Shi Da Felix Yam, Tak Lit Derek Fung, Lap Chiu Donald Tang

Citation Information : Yam SD, Fung TL, Tang LC. Life-threatening Cardiac Failure: A Rare Complication of Branchial Cleft Cyst. Int J Head Neck Surg 2014; 5 (3):158-160.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1205

Published Online: 00-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Case report

We reported a case who presented with vasovagal syncope and cardiogenic shock was found to have huge branchial cleft cyst. Carotid sinus syndrome secondary to compression by the branchial cyst was suspected. It was managed with inotropic support and needle decompression. She later readmitted for superimposed infection which was treated by antibiotics. Surgical excision was performed to render her complete cure. This was the second reported case of a benign branchial cleft cyst causing cardiac compromise in the literature.

Conclusion

Benign branchial cleft cyst may present with lifethreatening carotid sinus syndrome. Timely needle decompression should be performed for temporary relieve and definitive surgery is required for cure.

How to cite this article

Yam SDF, Fung TLD, Tang LCD. Life-threatening Cardiac Failure: A Rare Complication of Branchial Cleft Cyst. Int J Head Neck Surg 2014;5(3):158-160.


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