Multiple branchial cleft anomalies in conjunction with a congenital dermal fistula of the lower extremity: First report of the Guarisco-Winters syndrome Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.12.001 PMID: 22196793 Web of Science: 000301220600027

Cited authors

  • Winters, Ryan; Guarisco, J. Lindhe


  • Branchial cleft anomalies are congenital remnants of the embryologic branchial clefts persisting past the embryo stage. Most occur singly and sporadically, though syndromic associations are described. Multiple branchial cleft anomalies coincident in the same patient are exceptionally rare, and rarer still are peripheral dermal sinus tracts on the extremities, with one prior documented case. We report the first case of multiple branchial cleft anomalies with a peripheral dermal sinus of the ipsilateral lower extremity. Numerous concurrent congenital anomalies exist in the patient, representing the first description of the Guarisco-Winters syndrome. The patient is intellectually and developmentally age-appropriate in all other regards. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


Publication date

  • 2012

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-5876

Start page

  • 443

End page

  • 446


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