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branchial pouch

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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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A third branchial pouch sinus is similar to a fourth branchial pouch sinus in its course and presentation.
A fourth branchial pouch sinus, like most congenital conditions, is generally believed to manifest as symptoms during the first or second decade of life.
(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.
The superior parathyroid gland and the ultimobranchial body develop from the fourth branchial pouch, also in the vicinity of the piriform sinus.
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.
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.
Unlike the predominantly longitudinal orientation of the scales on most of the body, at least some of the scales covering the pharyngobranchial region have an oblique long axis, being aligned anterodorsally to posteroventrally (Figs 5A, B, 6D) in a manner that suggests that the branchial pouches or row of branchial openings was also oblique, as it is in anaspids (Blom et al.
First, we must continue to try to find evidence for the number and arrangement of the external branchial openings and the internal branchial pouches or slits, the most significant remaining lack in our understanding.