Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión ISSN 1561-3194
CASTRO PEREZ, Fidel et al. A type-I brachial cyst: a case report. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.4, pp. 108-118. ISSN 1561-3194.
A Caucasian 14 year-old female adolescent having relative health history was assessed at "Ernesto Guevara de la Serna" Outpatient Clinic in Sandino, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. The patient presented a clinical chart which was characterized by an increase of the superficial volume of the right upper lateral region of neck, below the horizontal branch of the mandible and to the front of the anterior border of sternocleidomastoid muscle, near outer ear and parotid having approximately 4cm of diameter, motile, painless, smooth surface and renitent consistency, without changes in skin color; physical and ENT examinations found no other alterations, subsequently a sonographic study in that region confirmed a brachial cyst that was surgically removed performing pathological studies. The authors presented the experiences derived from this case and the medical literature about the topic was reviewed emphasizing on the diagnosis and treatment.
Palabras llave : BRANCHIOMA; diagnosis; therapy.