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Midline cervical cleft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4023095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Midline cervical cleft is a rare congenital anomaly of the ventral neck. A series of 12 cases of midline cervical clefts over a 30-year period is reported. This anomaly is part of a spectrum of midline branchiogenic syndromes resulting from abnormal migration of cells derived from the branchial arches. The preferred operative correction requires complete excision of the cleft with its underlying fibrous cord and closure with multiple Z-plasties.
T J Gargan; M McKinnon; J B Mulliken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-26     Completed Date:  1985-08-26     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cicatrix / complications
Malocclusion / etiology
Neck / abnormalities*,  embryology,  surgery
Surgery, Plastic / methods

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