Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is commonly found in the surrounding environment and can cause opportunistic infection. Mainly, it causes lymph node infection in the cervical area, which is often known to occur in children. Recently, we have experienced a case of NTM infection on a branchial cleft cyst in a 36-year old male. NTM was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration and branchial cleft cyst was confirmed by postoperative pathologic findings. We report this case with a review of literature.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - 2021|
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© 2021 Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Branchial cleft cyst
- Nontubeculous mycobacteria