Complete Congenital Third Branchial Fistula: A Rare Case Report
Sujata A Gawai, Kalpana R Kumar, Vaishali S Sangole, Suman P Rao, Divya A George, Rachna Tiwari, Bhagirath D Kandhare
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Gawai SA, Kumar KR, Sangole VS, Rao SP, George DA, Tiwari R, Kandhare BD. Complete Congenital Third Branchial Fistula: A Rare Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (2):105-109.
Fistulae arising from the second branchial apparatus are the most common anomalies than those arising from the third and fourth branchial apparatus. Third branchial fistula is extremely rare in occurrence.1 Complete fistulae are uncommon as in the majority of cases the tracts end blindly. Here, we report a case of complete congenital third branchial fistula on left side of the neck with an internal opening near left pyriform fossa in a 12-year-old male patient.
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