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Article
March 1940

CONGENITAL FISTULA OF THE NECK COMMUNICATING WITH THE MIDDLE EAR

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Otologic Service and Department of Laboratories of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;31(3):437-443. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660010441005
Abstract

Congenital fistula of the neck has been a subject of wide and varied interest in medicine both in the United States and abroad for the past century. During this time it not only has held the academic interest of the embryologist and anatomist but has been a matter of practical concern to the otolaryngologist, the general surgeon and the internist. This is evidenced by a literature replete with contributions, many in the form of excellent monographs1 from the representatives of these specialties. The purpose of this paper is not to give a comprehensive review of the literature but rather to add to it the report of a more or less unusual case, in which a fistula of the neck communicated with the middle ear. We have had the opportunity to study this case clinically and histologically. In this report an attempt is made to indicate the derivation of this fistula

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