Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 12, pp 984–986

Cystic mass at the suprasternal notch of a newborn: congenital suprasternal dermoid cyst

  • Christopher P. Vittore
  • K. N. Goldberg
  • Kenneth D. McClatchey
  • Andrew J. Hotaling

DOI: 10.1007/s002470050515

Cite this article as:
Vittore, C., Goldberg, K., McClatchey, K. et al. Pediatric Radiology (1998) 28: 984. doi:10.1007/s002470050515

Abstract

We report a case of a newborn female with an unusual suprasternal simple cystic mass found to be a dermoid cyst. Dermoid cysts of the head and neck are rare lesions, but a midline location is characteristic for these congenital masses. A dermoid cyst should be high on the list of differential diagnoses given a unilocular midline cyst in a neonate even if no fat elements are demonstrated on imaging studies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher P. Vittore
    • 1
  • K. N. Goldberg
    • 1
  • Kenneth D. McClatchey
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Hotaling
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USAUS
  3. 3.Department of Otolaryngology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USAUS