branchial pouch

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Related to branchial pouch: pharyngeal apparatus

branchial pouch


A pocket or sac.

branchial pouch

Pharyngeal pouch.

Broca pouch

See: Broca, Pierre-Paul

colostomy pouch

Colostomy bag


Douglas cul-de-sac.

Heidenhain pouch

See: Heidenhain, Rudolph P.

hepatorenal pouch

Hepatorenal recess.

Kock pouch

, Koch pouch See: Kock pouch

laryngeal pouch

A blind pouch of mucosa entering the ventral portion of the ventricle of the larynx.

pharyngeal pouch

Any of a series of five pairs of entodermal outpocketings that develop in lateral walls of the pharynx of the embryo. Synonym: branchial pouch

Prussak pouch

See: Prussak, Alexander

Rathke pouch

See: Rathke pouch

rectouterine pouch

Douglas cul-de-sac.

rectovesical pouch

A fold of peritoneum that in men extends downward between the bladder and rectum.

Seessel pouch

See: Seessel pouch

vesicouterine pouch

A downward extension of the peritoneal cavity located between the bladder and uterus.
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20) Secondary infections of branchial pouch cysts have also been described in humans, (6,8,15) and there is 1 report of Actinomyces species as the organism cultured.
The vestigial remnant theory, which is most widely accepted, states that failure of a branchial cleft, branchial pouch, or the cervical sinus to obliterate during embryogenesis can result in a cyst.
Like other branchial pouch remnants, third pouch anomalies most frequently present as soft, nontender, well-circumscribed masses on the anterior margin of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Pyogenic thyroiditis in children due to a fourth branchial pouch fistula.
Figure 4 represents the path that a fistula of the fourth branchial pouch and cleft would be expected to take.
A pseudofistula may develop after iatrogenic or spontaneous rupture of a cervical abscess caused by a branchial pouch sinus.
Fourth branchial pouch anomalies most frequently manifest as recurring episodes of deep neck infections and/or abscesses or acute suppurative thyroiditis.
Failure to demonstrate a sinus argues strongly against the diagnosis of a fourth branchial pouch anomaly.
Fourth branchial pouch anomalies are more common than previously believed and can present in many different ways, ranging from deep neck infections to being asymptomatic.
Fourth branchial pouch sinus: Diagnosis and treatment.