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Pictures of Branchial Cleft Cyst (Page 2)
Clinical, MRI and Surgical Pictures
Branchial cleft cysts are firm, elastic and fluctuant.  They usually grow in the carotid triangle.
These cysts contain thick yellowish creamy fluid and may easily reach 5 cm in diameter.  Occasionally, they get infected and require incision and drainage, prior to definitive surgical treatment.
The treatment of branchial cleft cysts is surgical excision.
Branchial Cleft Cyst, Coronal MRI Projection
Branchial Cleft Cyst, Axial MRI Projection
Branchial Cleft Cyst, Sagittal MRI Projection

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