Bone & joints

Other nonneoplastic

Cartilaginous rest

Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Minor changes: 29 December 2020

Copyright: 2003-2022,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Cartilaginous rest[title]

Dariusz Borys, M.D.
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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
Case reports
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