What is branchial cleft remnant?

Also known as: branchial cleft cysts, branchial cleft sinuses.

Branchial cleft remnants are visible birth defects that can occur on the neck. They appear in the form of sinuses or cysts and are problems with the connective tissue that form the structure of the neck.


Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

© 2021 Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All Rights Reserved.