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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 22, No. 4, 2012, pp. 547-550
Bioline Code: pe12101
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2012, pp. 547-550

 en Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft: Can It Be Treated in Newborn?
Farhadi, Roya; Sahebpour, Alireza Alam & Ghasemi, Maryam


Background: Congenital midline cervical cleft (CMCC) is a rare developmental anomaly of the anterior neck, mostly found in Caucasian females. Most authors consider it within the spectrum of branchial arch developmental abnormalities. There have been about 100 reported cases in the literature. However, there is no agreement on the age of surgery in this anomaly.
Case Presentation: In this report we present our experience of managing this anomaly in the early neonatal period in two neonates. One of them had concomitantly congenital heart disease.
Conclusion: It is important to recognize this rare congenital anomaly in neonate. Although the exact time of surgery for CMCC is not mentioned, based on our results the earliest time of intervention is recommended since then the operating result will be excellent.

Congenital Anomaly; Branchial Arch; Midline Cervical Cleft

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