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brachial cleft cyst

Posted by Charlotte on April 17, 2003 at 18:17:44:

Dr. Stoll,

My friend has a brachial cleft cyst. He had a biposy and it came back clear. The doctors have informed us that he needs suryery to remove this. What is this and what cause's it. Is there anything we can do alternative to resolve it, maybe hot packs, oils and so on.

Thanks for your help.

Charlotte



Re: brachial cleft cyst (Management?) Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 2003 at 07:19:27:

In Reply to: brachial cleft cyst posted by Charlotte on April 17, 2003 at 18:17:44:

Hi, Charlotte.

This is a developmental birth defect like a pilonidal problem is at the other end of the body. It is major surgery to remove it and it tends to recur. No treatment I know of, except surgery by an head and neck surgical specialist, has any chance of curing it. If it gets infected, the first thing I would use is hot compresses.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Re: brachial cleft cyst

Posted by charlotte on April 18, 2003 at 10:08:35:

In Reply to: brachial cleft cyst posted by Charlotte on April 17, 2003 at 18:17:44:

Thanks doctor

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