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Related to branchial fistula: Branchial cyst, branchial sinus, thyroglossal fistula
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a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse

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an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface

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We were able to diagnose the branchial fistula by CT fistulogram of the opening.
43) A complete third branchial fistula has external communication anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
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.
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.
A third branchial fistula extends from the same skin location as a second branchial fistula cleft; however, a third branchial fistula coursed posterior to the carotid arteries and pierces the thyrohyoid membrane to enter the larynx, terminating on the lateral aspect of the pyriform sinus.
A branchial fistula communicates with both the skin and the viscera.
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.