Ibrahim S, Byrd C, and Kubek D. Cervical chrondrocutaneous branchial remnant: A case report. Otolaryngology Case Reports 2020; 17.
Otolaryngology Case Reports
Cervical chondrocutaneous branchial remnants (CCBR) are rare benign masses of the neck that arise from anomalies in embryological branchial arch development. They present as a painless, flesh-toned exophytic nodule of the neck. They are most commonly seen on the lower third of the neck, anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. CCBRs are harmless and asymptomatic, but the presence of these lesions in infants should prompt further evaluation for associated anomalies. Histopathologic examination of CCBRs show ectopic cartilaginous tissue with normal overlying epidermis. Treatment includes elective surgical excision. A case of an 18 year old male with a left-sided CCBR is reported.