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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 839406, 4 pages
Case Report

Cervical Thymic Cyst Mimicking Laryngocele

1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, SelÇuk University Faculty of Medicine, SelÇuk University, Alaeddin Keykubat Campus, 42075 Selcuklu, Konya, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, SelÇuk University Faculty of Medicine, SelÇuk University, Konya, Turkey

Received 7 November 2013; Accepted 1 December 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Baba, E. Mevio, and H.-W. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Kayhan Ozturk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cervical thymic cysts are nearly 0.3% of all congenital cervical cysts. Thymic cysts are asymptomatic, but they rarely complain of dysphagia or tracheal obstruction symptoms. A soft, mobile, and painless mass increasing with valsalva maneuver directs the diagnosis of laryngocele. There has not been any study in the literature in which thymic cyst presenting like laryngocele. We hereby present a case of thymic cyst mimicking laryngocele that has not been reported so far.