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Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2017 Mar;54(2):223-226. doi: 10.1597/15-019. Epub 2015 Jul 8.

Cervical Chondrocutaneous Branchial Remnants.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Cervical chondrocutaneous branchial remnants are rare malformations usually found in the lower neck. As high as 76% of patients have been reported to have associated anomalies. We review the literature and report a case series of seven patients with cervical cartilaginous remnants.

DESIGN:

A retrospective case series of seven patients identified from the electronic hospital records.

RESULTS:

Seven patients with cervical chondrocutaneous branchial remnants were identified (six boys and one girl). Only one of the patients had associated anomalies.

CONCLUSIONS:

A review of the literature revealed no evidence for sinuses or cysts related to cervical chondrocutaneous branchial remnants. Operative treatment can be postponed to a suitable and safe age. There is marked variation in the reported prevalence of associated anomalies, ranging from 11% to 76%.

KEYWORDS:

accessory ear; anomaly; congenital; neck; tragus

PMID:
26153756
DOI:
10.1597/15-019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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