Branchial Anomalies in Children

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Branchial anomalies comprise a spectrum of disorders, the majority of which present in childhood. The normal embryological development of the branchial apparatus is discussed together with the developmental anomalies of each arch. The options for safe and effective surgical management are influenced by knowledge of the embryogenesis of the arch involved and relevant associated anatomy. Surgical management is aimed at complete excision of the sinus, cyst of fistula, except for fourth pouch sinuses where endoscopic cauterization is emerging as an alternative to ‘open’ surgery.

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  • Authors: Sara J. Jarvis , Abhijit R. Pal, Zeinab A. Al-Qudehy, Mike P. Rothera & Iain A. Bruce
  • Keywords: Branchial, embryology, congenital, sinus, fistula, cyst.
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