pharyngeal fistula

pharyngeal fistula

a congenital fistula in the neck resulting from incomplete closure of a pharyngeal groove or cleft.
Synonym(s): branchial fistula
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One patient (patient 6) also had a pharyngeal fistula in addition to a recurrent abscess and thyroiditis; the fistula developed after she had undergone a total thyroidectomy at another institution for the treatment of suspected medullary thyroid cancer (table 1).
Pharyngeal fistula after closure of pharyngeal defects was observed in 2 out of 3 patients, one was minor and was managed conservatively, while the other required a formal PMMF, Shah et al.