The relationship between the fistula tract and the facial nerve in type II first branchial cleft anomalies

Ertas B., GÜNAYDIN R. Ö., Unal O. F.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.42, no.2, pp.119-122, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2014.08.017
  • Journal Name: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-122
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To share our experience involving seven patients with type II first branchial cleft anomalies (hereafter, type II anomalies), to determine whether the location of the external fistula openings of the anomalies are associated with the location of the facial nerve tract, and elucidate the relationship between the location of the fistula opening and the facial nerve.