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March 1998

Picture of the Month

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(3):299-300. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.3.299

A MIDLINE, POSTERIOR cervical mass was found during a physical examination of a full-term female infant (Figure 1). The mass was tubular with a wide sessile base and measured 3×3×4 cm. The base and most of the cylindrical wall were covered by a full thickness of skin, while the dome was covered by a violaceus, tough membrane. No leakage of fluid from the mass was observed and the infant's neurological examination results appeared to be normal.

Figure 2 is a horizontal cut at the C5 vertebral level of the spine using computed tomography. Figure 3 is a sagittal view of the cervical spine using magnetic resonance imaging.