Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 12, pp 984–986

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

Authors

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

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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