Bone & joints
Other nonneoplastic
Cartilaginous rest


Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Minor changes: 29 December 2020

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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
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