Branchial cleft sinuses are one of the more common congenital defects arising in the head and neck region. Second branchial cleft anomalies are the commonest of the true branchial cleft defects and the diagnosis is usually straightforward. We report the case of an atypical presentation of branchial cleft sinus that manifested after adenotonsillectomy. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of a second branchial cleft sinus presenting only after adenotonsillectomy. The sinus was excised with no recurrence of symptoms at 12 months of follow-up. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|