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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery

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Otorinolaringologia 2013 June;63(2):107-9

language: English

Left neoplastic cervical mass as possible malignant transformation of an amygdaloid cyst

Bianchini C. 1, Iannini V. 1, Ciorba A. 1, Rinaldi R. 2, Merlo R. 1, Pastore A. 1

1 ENT Department, University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy;
2 Section of Pathology, Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, University Hospital of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy


The aim of this paper was to describe the case of a patient affected by a neoplastic cervical mass, discussing about the diagnostic workup and the possible differential diagnosis, focusing on the diagnosis of a cancerization of an amygdaliod cyst through a case report and literature review. The differential diagnosis of a neoplastic neck mass covers a broad spectrum of diseases; an adequate diagnostic workup through the evaluation of clinical, instrumental and radiological data is always crucial, in order to understand if the lesion has a primitive or a metastatic origin. In the presented case, the histological pattern and the absence of any other primary T, allowed to consider the cervical neoplastic lesion as a primitive carcinoma arising from an amygdaloid cyst.

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