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First cleft branchial fistula in a child – a modified surgical technique

  • P. Murthy (a1), P. Shenoy (a1) and N. A. Khan (a1)

Abstract

Congenital first branchial cleft fistulae, their embryology, anomalies, varied relationships to the facial nerve and surgical techniques for their excision have been well described in the literature. We report a case of a type II first cleft fistula in a three-year-old child which required a modification of the standard surgical approach to achieve safe and complete excision with identification and preservation of the facial nerve.

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Mr P. Murthy, F.R.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology, Raigmore Hospital NHS Trust, Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3UJ.

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First cleft branchial fistula in a child – a modified surgical technique

  • P. Murthy (a1), P. Shenoy (a1) and N. A. Khan (a1)

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