Journal article

AN INTRATHYROIDAL BRANCHIAL CYST - A CASE-REPORT

SW LIMTIO, R JUDSON, I BUSMANIS, JD ZAJAC

ANZ Journal of Surgery | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1992

Abstract

Branchial cleft cysts were previously thought not to occur in the thyroid but have recently been described in two patients with Hashimoto's disease. This case report describes a patient with a branchial cleft cyst in an otherwise normal thyroid gland and could provide further evidence that thyroidal follicular cells are derived from the branchial clefts as well as from the primitive gut.

University of Melbourne Researchers