CT of the neck with contrast shows a large mass with cystic components deep to the
sternocleidomastoid muscle and below the angle of the left mandible. The cysts have thick
walls and the borders of the mass are well defined. The mass displaces the left
submandibular gland anteriorly, abuts carotid space, and compresses the left jugular vein.
Key words: ct neck mass neoplasia infection inflammation congenital developmental
Infected branchial cleft cyst