, Volume 28, Issue 12, pp 984-986

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

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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.

Received: 14 January 1998 Accepted: 12 March 1998