PMID: 7085358Jan 1, 1982Paper

Clinic and pathogenesis of the medial cervical cleft. A contribution to the differential diagnosis of the cervical cleft (author's transl)

F Fritzmeier, H Kronsbein


The midline cervical cleft is a rare malformation related to the cleft of the lower lip and mandible. In this group it is the least pathological form. The clinical and histological findings could lead to misdiagnosing, those as caused by fistulas of the neck. The knowledge of the atypical signs facilitates the correct diagnosis. Therapy ist total excision applying the principles of plastic surgery not only because of aesthetic but also functional reasons. Suture lines in horizontal directions assure best results.

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