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Second Arch Branchial Cleft Fistula - Case Example

last modified on: Thu, 02/22/2024 - 10:11

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return to: Branchial Cleft Cyst/Sinus/Fistula Excision

see also: Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome (Melnick-Fraser syndrome)

72 yo female with swelling noted in right upper neck over the past year. Chronic feeling of fullness in her throat along with continual sensation of phelgm accumulating.

She relates that she was born with draining fistula tracks on both sides of her neck with surgery done in at age 32 to remove the left sided tract. During that same period the right sided tract was addressed by incising, draining, and closing the fistula opening through limited dissection.