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Case 15040

Typically appearing dermoid cyst of neck in atypical location - A case report

Author(s)
Madhuri Ghate, Rashmi Kotkar, Amol Gulhane

KRSNA DIAGNOSTICS PVT LTD; PAWANA NAGAR HOUSING SOCIETY 411033 CHINCHWAD, India; Email:madhuri.ghate01@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 24 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial unenhanced CT neck

    Axial non-contrast image of neck showing a well defined hypodense lesion(red arrow) in the left paratracheal region containing multiple fat density globules (blue arrow) giving the characteristic 'sac of marbles'...

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial post-contrast CT neck

    Axial post-contrast image of the neck showing subtle peripheral enhancement (red arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal reformatted image- post-contrast CT neck

    Sagittal reformatted image showing the infrahyoid location (Hyoid bone -yellow arrow) of the dermoid cyst (red arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Coronal reformatted image- post-contrast CT neck

    Coronal reformatted image showing the dermoid cyst (red arrow) abutting the left submandibular gland (green arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
Axial non-contrast image of neck showing a well defined hypodense lesion(red arrow) in the left paratracheal region containing multiple fat density globules (blue arrow) giving the characteristic 'sac of marbles' appearance.
 
Axial post-contrast image of the neck showing subtle peripheral enhancement (red arrow).
 
Sagittal reformatted image showing the infrahyoid location (Hyoid bone -yellow arrow) of the dermoid cyst (red arrow)
 
Coronal reformatted image showing the dermoid cyst (red arrow) abutting the left submandibular gland (green arrow).
 
 
 
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