Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease
Cartilaginous rest

Author: Dariusz Borys, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 October 2016, last major update June 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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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