Fatmagül Başarslan1, Murat Tutanç1, Murat Çelik2, Seçil Arıca3, İhsan Üstün4, Hanifi Bayaroğulları5, Ertap Akoğlu6, Cumali Gökçe4
1Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Pediatri AD, Hatay, Türkiye.
2Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, İç Hastalıkları AD, Hatay, Türkiye
3Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Aile Hekimliği AD, Hatay, Türkiye
4Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Endokrinoloji ve Metabolizma AD, Hatay, Türkiye
5Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Radyoloji AD, Hatay, Türkiye
6Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları AD, Hatay, Türkiye
Keywords: neck mass, branchial cleft cyst, ectopic thyroid
Neck mass in all age groups is a common clinical finding. The most common reasons of the neck masses are congenital abnormalities (thyroid disease), inflammatory and neoplastic pathologies. First place in pediatric age is taken in by inflammatory pathologies, second place is by congenital and developmental abnormalities, and last place is by the neoplastic pathologies. Differential diagnosis is important for treatment planning. Here, our aim is to revise the neck masses and to evaluate the differential diagnosis of thyroid diseases, presenting a case of the branchial cleft, which is a congenital developmental abnormality.