Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-297X
VINAS GARCIA, Mileydis et al. A case of salivary heterotopic tissue associated with branchial cyst. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2009, vol.46, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
In adult people cervical masses account for inflammatory adenopathies, congenital malformations or in a lesser degree to neoplasms. Heterotopic salivary tissue is the presence of salivary tissue in an abnormal place. When it has a cervical location may to be associated with branchial anomalies apparently by its relation (both) during the embryogeny. Due to the non-frequent of this association and the no publication of any case in national literature, we decide a case presentation of the case of a young patient with a cervical mass presumptively diagnosed with branchial cyst and in surgical intervention we noted a glandular development associated with the cystic lesion with histopathology confirmation of cervical heterotopic salivary tissue linked to branchial cyst. We showed also the potential theories of this association according the authors reviewed in world literature and we confirmed the significance of to take into account this diagnosis in case of a cervical tumor to plan the appropriate surgical treatment.
Palavras-chave : Heterotopic salivary tissue; branchial cyst.