Thoracic duct cysts are uncommon entities that most commonly occur in the abdominal and thoracic segments of the thoracic duct; the rarest reported location is the cervical segment. The first case of a cervical thoracic duct cyst was reported in 1964,1 and a review of the literature that was published in 1999 identified only 10 such cases.2 We describe a patient with a thoracic duct cyst, review the relevant literature, and discuss the characteristics, treatment, and diagnosis of these lesions.
Brauchle RW, Risin SA, Ghorbani RP, Pereira KD. Cervical Thoracic Duct CystsA Case Report and Review of the Literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(5):581-583. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.5.581