[Neck tumor following tracheotomy]

HNO. 2009 Jan;57(1):64-7. doi: 10.1007/s00106-008-1844-5.
[Article in German]


The patient presented here suffered from a tumor of the frontal part of the neck and from position-dependent dyspnea. He had a history of tracheostomy following vascular surgery; the tracheostomy did not close spontaneously, so it needed to be sutured. The tracheostomy channel seemed to have developed spontaneous epithelization. After its closure, an epidermoid cyst developed from the epithelium. This cyst was the cause of the patient's symptoms, and it was surgically removed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnosis*
  • Epidermal Cyst / etiology*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tracheotomy / adverse effects*