CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(04): 126-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703851
Review Article


Arunachalam Kumar
1  Professor, Department of Anatomy, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University Mangalore - 575 018, India.
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This brief review hopes to provide basic embryological and anatomical information on location, cause and identification of congenital developmental anomalies related to formation of pharyngeal (branchial) arches to paediatricians, otolaryngologists, obstetricians and neonatologists. The pathological manifestations due to neglect or oversight of these development defects have potential to cause a wide range of clinical disorders.

Correct and timely recognition of these congenital developmental defects and their redress through appropriate surgical and clinical interventions require clinicians to possess a rudimentary grasp of embryological processes

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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