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First branchial cleft anomaly presenting as a recurrent post-auricular abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12533389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Embryological anomalies of the first branchial cleft are uncommonly encountered. They usually present as cysts, swellings, or fistulas in the pre-auricular or post-auricular area or high in the neck, which may become infected. Failure to recognise these unusual cases may result in misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment, and subsequent recurrence. Further definitive surgery may thus be complicated. A case is reported of a patient who attended accident and emergency on three occasions with an infected post-auricular cyst, which was treated by incision and drainage. It was subsequently found to be a first branchial cleft anomaly.
M A Siddiq
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1472-0205     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-20     Completed Date:  2005-09-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, St George's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*
Branchial Region / abnormalities*
Thyroglossal Cyst / complications,  diagnosis*

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