apparatus

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Related to branchial apparatus: branchial groove, branchial arch derivatives, Branchial pouches

apparatus

1. a collection of instruments, machines, tools, parts, or other equipment used for a particular purpose
2. a machine having a specific function
3. Anatomy any group of organs having a specific function

apparatus

[‚ap·ə′rad·əs]
(science and technology)
A compound instrument designed to carry out a specific function.
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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.
2,5,11,29) However, the cell rest theory proposes that cells trapped anywhere in the branchial apparatus can result in a branchial cyst later in life.
Normal branchial apparatus embryology is quite complex and beyond the scope of this manuscript.
The branchial apparatus develops between the third and seventh weeks of embryologic development.
Cysts, fistulas, and sinuses of the second branchial cleft are the most common developmental anomalies arising from the branchial apparatus.
The branchial apparatus, which gives rise to a wide array of structures that originate in the cervical area, is organized into arches, pouches (endoderm), and clefts (ectoderm).