First branchial cleft anomalies involving the tympanic membrane and middle ear

L. W.C. Tom, J. F.X. Kenealy, Arthur J Torsiglieri

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First branchial cleft anomalies may involve the tympanic membrane or middle ear. A complete otologic examination must be performed in any patient with a suspected first branchial cleft anomaly. A surgeon treating such a defect must be prepared to perform both the excision of the lesion and reconstructive otologic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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