A case of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection on branchial cleft cyst

Yu Jin Go, Sohl Park, Han Su Kim, Soo Yeon Jung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-525
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Adult
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Nontubeculous mycobacteria


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