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A combined third and fourth branchial arch anomaly: clinical and embryological implications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17361414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Embryological abnormalities of the branchial apparatus present an interesting diagnostic and surgical challenge. Thymic cysts are a rare form of branchial apparatus anomaly, resulting from abnormal development of the third pharyngeal pouch. We present two cases of a thymic cyst coexisting with a non recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN), two anomalies that to our knowledge have not been associated previously. A possible embryological explication for this double abnormality is discussed, while the clinical implications of this association are presented.
H Mehrzad; C Georgalas; C Huins; N S Tolley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  264     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-02     Completed Date:  2008-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  913-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple*
Branchial Region / abnormalities*
Branchioma / diagnosis*
Cysts / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Pharyngeal Diseases / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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