Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Not really. If large, expanding, draining, infected the best option for cure is surgical excision. Some few small ones may not be detected until late..
No. The appropriate treatment for a branchial cleft cyst or sinus is an operation to remove it. After consideration of all factors, the recommendation is that you have an operation to remove the branchial cleft cyst. Check this http://www.Thehutchinsonclinic.Co.Uk/pdf/pg083.Pdf.

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2nd opinion for spinal accessory nerve damage had surgery in jan. To remove a branchial cleft cyst and have damage to spinal nerve, had nerve test done and was told physical therapy and see what happens after 3 months. Should I get a second opinion or wha

The . The spinal accessory nerve, also known as "cranial nerve xi" (xi meaning "eleven") is a nerve in the region of the neck that moves two important muscles: the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid. The trapezius is the muscle that (among other things) shrugs the shoulder. The sternocleidomastoid is a muscle that (among other things) tilts the head. These are important functions, and damage to the nerve can be significant depending on other circumstances. While most peripheral nerve injuries do get better, especially with physical therapy, some do not. Even if recovery is incomplete, there may be no reduced ability to perform routine activities. Loss of ability is a concept that is relative: a graphic artist might have different demands for those muscles than a circus performer, for example. The decision to get a second opinion is often based on the severity of problems, the complexity of problems, or the degree of trust in the competency of the physician or surgeon who offered the first opinion. Most doctors welcome the decision of a patient to get a second opinion, particularly if the stakes are high. Read more...
You . You should have an opinion from someone expert in nerve repair. There may be a rationale for waiting but at the end of that time if there is no improvement, an attempt at repair should not be delayed indefinitely. Read more...

I am scheduled to have a branchial cleft cyst removed from my neck and I just found out that I am pregnant. Can I still have the surgery?

Possibly. Let your surgeon know that you are pregnant as well as all other members of your healthcare team including your ob/gyn. If its an elective surgery, they may recommend delaying it. Read more...
You can. But it is best to wait to have elective surgery until after your delivery. Read more...
Branchial cleft cyst. This is a congenital abnormality, meaning you've had it all your life and it is not neoplastic or pre-malignant. I would strongly discourage you from having this elective surgery while you are pregnant as you will need general anesthesia which could have significant risk for your fetus. No reason to risk it. Manage medically until done with breast feeding then schedule the procedure. Read more...

I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.?

A physical structure. thus physical treatment dominant. Study: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1110351-overview. If you paid yourself, many people would be willing to help, likely quickly; a key problem with indirect expensive payment systems, as in Britain. Study: https://goo.gl/Blh6rW for some insight. Partial debunking always an option; likely better done slowly, carefully all at once. Embarrassment misguided. Read more...

Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Not sure. Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clusters of cases can be found in families. No sexual predilection for branchial cysts are recognized. Branchial cleft cysts are congenital in nature, but they may not be noticed until later in life, usually by adulthood. Read more...

Do you have any experience dealing with branchial cleft anomalies? I am 28 years old; at 15 and 16 years of age I had surgeries to remove branchial cleft sinuses (although I also remember being told they were "preauricular sinuses) that had become infecte

Branchial cleft cyst. Sounds like you had BCS type I (there are 4 types). Did you have an actual excision by an ENT or just incision and drainage? This type of cyst often involves the parotid gland and actual excision often involves a superficial parotidectomy. I am not clear what your question is. Try to get your medical records related to that surgery and consult an ENT if you are having problems. Read more...