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Our case illustrates the known developmental migration of second branchial arch anomalies while demonstrating an unusual finding of a complete branchial fistula presenting as an intraoral tonsillar cyst.
43) A complete third branchial fistula has external communication anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
We describe what we believe is only the third reported case of coexisting first and bilateral second branchial fistulas associated with nonfamilial branchio-otic syndrome.
We report a case of complete congenital branchial fistula with an internal opening near the tonsillar fossa.
During the procedure the patient tasted dye shortly after it was injected, leading to a diagnosis of complete branchial fistula.
9) The term branchial fistula was first used by Heusinger in 1864.