Anomalies of the branchial apparatus: a case report and review of embryology, anatomy and development.

T. O. Hester, R. O. Jones, R. C. Haydon

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Abstract

The majority of congenital anomalies occurring in the neck are related to the development of the branchial apparatus. This area is responsible for the development of multiple structures in the head and neck and thus its anatomy and embryology are complex. Although cysts, sinuses, and fistulas of the branchial region are not common occurrences, they do present in a variety of settings and are generally easily managed if diagnosed early. A fundamental understanding of their anatomy, embryology, and presentation is needed to appropriately diagnose and manage them. These fundamentals are reviewed and a case report is used to illustrate one of the more common presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Volume92
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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