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Congenital midline cervical cleft

  title={Congenital midline cervical cleft},
  author={A. Costa and Guimar{\~a}es and R. Abreu and E. Souza and A................................................. and De and Souza},
Congenital midline cervical cleft is a deformity known by several names. Although its em bryologic origin has not been clearly established, the most widely accepted etiology is impaired midline fusion of the distal branchial arches. The main characteristic of this malformation is a protruding lesion at the midline of the anterior neck, between the chin and the suprasternal notch. Complete surgical resection of the lesion is recommended, with repair of the defect using W-plasty or Z-plasty. This… Expand

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