Testing & Diagnosis for Branchial Cleft Remnant in Children

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How will my child's doctor diagnose a branchial cleft remnant?

Your child's physician will be able to diagnose them after a thorough physical exam.

There are two easily identifiable signs:

  • infection or drainage from small openings on the neck
  • swelling in the neck is another indicator.
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