Bone
Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease
Cartilaginous rest



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Revised: 27 December 2018

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Definition / general
  • Also known as wattle, cervical auricle, persistent branchial cartilage and cervical tab
  • Represents abnormal development of embryonic branchial apparatus
  • Usually present at birth as asymptomatic skin colored subcutaneous nodules, typically located on lower third of neck
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Cartilage with adjacent hair follicles