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Complete congenital third branchial fistula: does the theoretical course apply?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20730387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The course of a third branchial fistula is derived from its embryological origin, in accordance with the branchial apparatus theory. Treatment of this condition requires complete removal of the tract in order to avoid recurrence; however, this can pose a risk to the surrounding structures. We report the case of a complete third branchial fistula as well as a literature review on its theoretical course and management.
W H Aneeza; A Mazita; M B Marina; M Y Razif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e122-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur 56000, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Branchial Region / abnormalities*,  surgery
Congenital Abnormalities / radiography,  surgery
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Cutaneous Fistula / congenital*,  radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
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0/Contrast Media

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