Congenital median fissure of the neck

R. Balcells-Par, V. Sancho-Cerquella, J. M. Gil-Vernet, J. Boix-Ochoa

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The authors describe their 3 cases of congenital median fissure of the neck, observed during a 9 yr period. These observations were made from a total of 205 congenital malformations of the neck (that is 1.5%) and all 3 were clinically typical. Although the etiology of the median fissure of the neck is still unknown, the authors believe, on the basis of their anatomo-pathological results, that it is an induction abnormality. The authors describe their surgical technique (irregular longitudinal incisions) which gives better results than the Z plasties they had adopted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
JournalAnnales de Chirurgie Infantile
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977


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