Endoscopic Management of Recurrent Third Branchial Fistula using Histoacryl Glue

M Z Naveed, A Naveed, A Irfanullah


Third branchial cleft anomalies are rare accounting for 2-8% of all branchial abnormalities. We report a case of a 9 year old boy who presented with discharging sinus on the left side of neck. A sinogram revealed third branchial arch fistula. The tract was surgically removed, however, on follow up the fistula was recurred. He was later taken for endoscopic cauterization and injection of Histoacryl (n-Butyl cyanoacrylate ) glue into the tract, after which his wound healed swiftly. Historically, surgical excision of the fistulous tract has been the mainstay of treatment. Recently, minimally invasive methods are gaining wider acclaim and may potentially become the treatment of choice in the future.


Third branchial fistula;Endoscopic;Cauterization;Histoacryl;n-Butyl cyanoacrylate;Recurrence;Methylene blue

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/ajcr.v9i1.650


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