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 Cysts: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(5):581–583. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.5.581
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