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cervical cysts

Wednesday 13 December 2006

cervical cysts; Congenital cystic masses of the neck;

These lesions vary in prevalence from common (thyroglossal duct cyst , branchial cleft cyst , and cystic hygroma ) to very rare (thymic cyst and cervical bronchogenic cyst ). The absolute number remains unknown.

See also : cervical cystic anomalies

Types

- congenital cystic masses of the neck :

- other cervical cysts

- tumoral cervical cysts

Lining - examples

- cuboidal epithelium
- squamous epithelium
- columnar epithelium
- columnar ciliated epithelium

check list

- location

- cystic lining

  • ciliated pseudostratified columnar or squamous epithelium
  • flattened bland epithelium / cuboid epithelium / cubic epithelium
  • PTC lining / PTC epithelium / PTC epithelial cells

See also

- cervical tumors
- cysts

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