What is the role of fine-needle aspiration in the workup of branchial cleft cyst?

Updated: Jun 02, 2020
  • Author: Chih-Ho Hong, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Fine-needle aspiration may be helpful to distinguish branchial cleft cysts from malignant neck masses. [13] Fine-needle aspiration and culture may help guide antibiotic therapy for infected cysts.


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