Branchial cleft cyst manifesting as hypoglossal nerve palsy

Albert Gatot*, Ferit Tovi, Dan M. Fliss, Ilana Yanai‐Inbar

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Hypoglossal nerve palsy occurred in 2 patients with infected second branchial arch cleft cyst. This very unusual complication of the congenital anomaly has been related to the mechanical compression of the mass. Histologic features of the perineural coat were also suggestive for this etio‐pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalHead and Neck
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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