First cleft branchial fistula in a child--a modified surgical technique.

@article{Murthy1994FirstCB,
  title={First cleft branchial fistula in a child--a modified surgical technique.},
  author={P. V. Bhirava Murthy and P K Shenoy and Natasha Khan},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1994},
  volume={108 12},
  pages={1078-80}
}
Congenital first branchial cleft fistulae, their embryology, anomalies, varied relationships to the facial nerve and surgical techniques for their excision have been well described in the literature. We report a case of a type II first cleft fistula in a three-year-old child which required a modification of the standard surgical approach to achieve safe and complete excision with identification and preservation of the facial nerve. 

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