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Surgical management of a case of third branchial pouch fistula

  • Sunil N. Dutt (a1), Herman John (a1), Ravi C. Nayar (a1), K. M. Nalinesha (a1) and Devi Prasad (a1)...

Abstract

A case of left pyriform sinus fistula in a 20-year-old male is presented. The surgical management of this uncommon condition is discussed. Its embryological and clinical aspects are reviewed.

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Dr Sunil N. Dutt, 87 2nd East Main, ITI Layout, B.S.K. 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 560 085. India.

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Surgical management of a case of third branchial pouch fistula

  • Sunil N. Dutt (a1), Herman John (a1), Ravi C. Nayar (a1), K. M. Nalinesha (a1) and Devi Prasad (a1)...

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