Fourth Branchial Pouch Sinus: A Case Report

Hazarika, Produl and Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Balakrishnan, Ramaswamy and Vishvanathan, Anjana and Pujary, Kailesh (2001) Fourth Branchial Pouch Sinus: A Case Report. Am JOtolaryngol, 22. pp. 435-438.

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The fourth branchial pouch sinus is a very rare developmental anomaly; it usually presents as a recurring abscess in the left side of the neck. A high index of suspicion, combined with Barium swallow and computed tomography scan, aids in diagnosis. A case of branchial pouch anomaly is reported here for its rarity and late presentation. Complete excision of the entire epithelial tract combined with ipsilateral thyroid lobectomy remains the mainstay of management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 09:39

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