Branchial arch anomalies: need for early diagnosis


  • Jayita Poduval Department of ENT, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India


Branchial Fistula, Diagnosis, Surgical excision


Branchial fistula and similar anomalies may present in childhood; the diagnosis may not be obvious at initial presentation. The treatment is by surgical exploration and excision. Misdiagnosis results in recurrence and considerable morbidity. This case report is an example of a missed left branchial fistula which was later managed successfully.


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