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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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CECT sinogram revealed a fistulous tract noted from skin in lower neck anterior to sternocleidomastoid traversing anterior to carotid artery and internal jugular vein and open internally into apex of left pyriform fossa-s/o fourth arch branchial fistula.
(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.
K., Complete branchial fistula. Case report and review of literature, Ann OtolRhinolLaryngol, 2001, 110(11):1077-1079.
A fourth branchial fistula arises from the lateral neck and parallels the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (around the aorta on the left and around the subclavian artery on the right), terminating in the apex of the pyriform sinus; therefore, fourth branchial cleft cysts arise in various locations, including the mediastinum.
A different type of branchial fistula as part of a branchiootorenal syndrome.
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.
Complete congenital third branchial fistula on right side.