branchial cleft


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branchial cleft

[′braŋ·kē·əl ′kleft]
(embryology)
A rudimentary groove in the neck region of air-breathing vertebrate embryos.
(vertebrate zoology)
One of the openings between the branchial arches in fishes and amphibians.
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In this article, we report an unusual case of a complete second branchial cleft anomaly that presented as a draining neck fistula and a tonsillar cyst.
Second branchial cleft anomalies are the most common branchial apparatus deformities, representing 95% of all lesions, with cysts being more common than fistulae and sinuses.
Cysts that originate from remnants of the cervical sinus and from the clefts are, based on embryological development, called second branchial cleft cysts, (5) whereas those that arise from the pouches are called branchial pouch cysts.
Developmental defects of the second branchial cleft are a common cause of lateral neck masses.
Thyroid papillary carcinoma arising in ectopic thyroid tissue within a branchial cleft cyst.
Diagnosis and treatment of branchial cleft anomalies in UKMMC: A 10-year retrospective study.
A pathologic diagnosis of branchial cleft anomaly was given.
The differential diagnosis of cervical thymic cyst in adults includes branchial cleft cyst, cystic lymphangioma, cervical bronchogenic cyst, and cystic metastasis of the lymph nodes.
FBCAs comprise less than 10% of all branchial cleft defects.
Branchial anomalies occur as a result of a persistence of vestigial remnants of a branchial cleft or cyst.
Branchial cleft anomalies--which include branchial cysts, sinuses, and fistulas--are uncommon developmental defects of the neck.