A case report: A third/fourth branchial pouch anomaly presented by solid thyroid and lateral cervical neck massesNasreldin, M.H.A. ; Ibrahim, E.A. ; Saad El-Din, S.A.
Abstract© the authors. Branchial pouch-derived anomalies may arise from remnants of the first, second, or third/fourth branchial arches. Branchial pouch-related structures are found within the thyroid gland in the form of solid cell rests, epithelial lined cyst with or without an associated lymphoid component, thymic and/or parathyroid tissue, and less commonly in the form of heterotopic cartilage. We present a rare case of left solid thyroid swelling nearby two cervical nodules in a seven-year-old female with a clinical diagnosis suggestive of malignant thyroid tumor with metastasis to the cervical lymph nodes. Histo-pathological examination revealed that it was compatible with third/fourth branchial pouch-derived anomaly composed of mature cartilage and thymic and parathyroid tissues for clinical and radiological correlations.
|Issue Date||2016||Journal||Clinical Medicine Insights: Pathology||URI||http://research.asu.edu.eg/123456789/210||DOI||1
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