Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft: Can It Be Treated in Newborn?

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Roya Farhadi 1 , Alireza Alam Sahebpour 2 , * , Maryam Ghasemi 3

How to Cite: Farhadi R, Alam Sahebpour A, Ghasemi M. Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft: Can It Be Treated in Newborn? , Iran J Pediatr. 2012 ; 22(4):547-550.

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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 22 (4); 547-550
Published Online: August 25, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 29, 2011
Accepted: September 25, 2011

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Abstract

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.

 

Keywords

Congenital Anomaly Branchial Arch Midline Cervical Cleft

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