Branchial cysts in laboratory mice [In Process Citation]

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J Comp Pathol 2000 Jul; 123(1):55-8.


Large solitary cysts in the superficial tissues of the ventral neck are described in five laboratory mice of two inbred strains and one outbred line. The cysts were lined by cuboidal to columnar epithelium similar to that in branchial cysts reported in other animal species but distinct from the stratified squamous epithelium with prominent lymphoid tissue typical of branchial cysts in man. These findings suggest that the lesion referred to as a branchial cyst in animals differs slightly from the lesion of the same name in man. Copyright 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

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