Cutaneous cartilaginous rest in Child
Q18.2 – Other branchial cleft malformations
80817007 – Cartilaginous rest
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- – Midline cystic lesion, often near the hyoid bone, often with a draining sinus.
- tend to occur in the upper third of the neck and are rarely congenital. On palpation, they lack the springy, cartilaginous feel of the CCRN. While frequently congenital, the branchial sinus is fistulous, which distinguishes it from CCRN.
- (calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe)
- Pseudotumor of infancy – A firm, fusiform mass located within the body of the sternocleidomastoid muscle that appears within 2-3 weeks of age and grows progressively over the next several months.
- Midline cervical cleft – These present as midline neck linear lesions found almost exclusively in young White females.