A Diagnostic Dilemma of Lateral Neck Cyst: A Lesson Learnt

Authors

  • Dayang Anis Asyikin Ahmad Nazari Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Khir Abdullah Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Noorizan Yahya Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Siti Halimahtun Sahab Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Loo Lit Yee Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Razif Bin Mohamad Yunus Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v27i1.53213

Keywords:

Cystic neck mass, Papillary thyroid carcinoma, lateral neck mass, metastasis

Abstract

Large cystic mass is an unusual presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma, accounting for less than 10% of cases. To make a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma is challenging since the tumour can mimic a benign lateral neck mass. Therefore, a systematical approach to a patient with neck lump is required so that accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be made. We present a case of a 25-year-old female presenting with an asymptomatic left neck cystic mass diagnosed as a metastatic lymph node of papillary thyroid carcinoma only after surgery.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2021; 27(1): 92-95

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Published

2021-04-28

How to Cite

Nazari, D. A. A. A., Abdullah, M. K., Yahya, N., Sahab, S. H., Yee, L. L., & Mohamad Yunus, M. R. B. (2021). A Diagnostic Dilemma of Lateral Neck Cyst: A Lesson Learnt. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 27(1), 92–95. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v27i1.53213

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Case Reports