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What are the physical exam findings in children with branchial cleft anomalies?

What are the physical exam findings in children with branchial cleft anomalies?

ANSWER:

Second cleft anomaly
– lateral to the midline along the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid
– anywhere from angle of jaw to clavicle

First cleft anomaly

– less common than second cleft anomalies
– tend to be located higher until the mandible

surgical recall, 4th ed, p.509

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