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branchial

 [brang´ke-al]
pertaining to, or resembling, gills of a fish or derivatives of homologous parts in higher animals.
branchial cyst a cyst formed deep within the neck from an incompletely closed pharyngeal groove (branchial cleft), usually between the second and third pharyngeal arches (branchial arches). These two arches grow together and enclose the cervical sinus in the neck, which is a common site of a branchial cyst. Called also branchiogenic or branchiogenous cyst.
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bran·chi·al

(brang'kē-ăl),
1. Relating to branchiae or gills (for example, in fish).
2. In human embryology, denoting the various structures constituting the pharyngeal apparatus.
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branchial

(brăng′kē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling the gills of a fish, their homologous embryonic structures, or the derivatives of their homologous parts in mammals: branchial muscles.
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branchial

adjective Pertaining to branchiae or gills.
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Branchial cleft cysts may contain ectopic thyroid tissues in which PTC can, albeit rarely, develop in this thyroid tissue (7).
However, loose sediment is also a threat to filter feeders; clogging of branchial apertures and the stigmata of the branchial sac can be fatal (Segelken-Voigt et al.
The differential diagnosis includes branchial cyst (3rd) as it is found lower in the neck anterior to the sternocleidomastoid and is congenitally present.
TUG 1552-2, fragment of the branchial plate, Tori, Parnu River, Estonia, Middle Devonian, Eifelian, Parnu RS, Tori Mb; Preobrazhensky 1911, pl.
FBCAs occur due to abnormal development of the branchial apparatus during weeks 4 to 7 of fetal life.
CMCC is a very rare entity among the congenital branchial arc anomalies.
Kirkpatrick, "Thyroid transcription factor 1 expression in cystic lesions of the neck: An immunohistochemical investigation of thyroglossal duct cysts, branchial cleft cysts and metastatic papillary thyroid cancer," Virchows Archiv, vol.
Cystic swellings of the neck in adults are commonly 132#presumed to be second branchial cleft cysts.
A lateral cervical cyst in a neonate has several differential diagnoses, including PSF, lateral cervical cyst, branchial cyst, bronchogenic cyst, vascular malformation and thymic cyst, foregut duplication cyst, and external laryngocele [1].
There was a fine tubular shadow in the local lesion, interlinking with cysts, which was suggestive of a first branchial cleft fistula with cysts.
The carapace of each crab was removed and the branchial chambers and gills were visually inspected for the presence of octolasmids.