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Bilateral branchial cleft anomaly type two and type three seen together

Author(s): Cüneyt Kucur | Vefa Kınış | Yusuf Eren | Ali Okan Gürsel

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 99;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Branchial cleft anomaly | bilateral | type 2 | type 3

Branchial apparatus begins to develop at about secondweek of gestation and each complex will transform intodifferent structures in the head and neck. Branchial cleftanomalies develop due to defect in the closure of thesestructures by time. Branchial cleft anomalies may be diagnosedat any age but most of them are seen in pediatricpopulation. Although, branchial cleft anomalies are frequentlyseen, bilateral cases, which have been reportedare very rare. We present a 14 years old boy who wasdiagnosed and operated due to bilateral branchial cleftanomaly. J Clin Exp Invest 2012; 3(1): 99-101
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