Branchial Cleft

Branchial Cleft

    Branchial Cleft Branchial clefts/remnants are leftover structures from fetal development.  These lesions may be found along a track from the ear to the lower jaw and neck.  Surgical removal is advocated to reduce the risk of infection as well as improve the appearance. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in...

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Neurofibroma

  Neurofibroma Neurofibroma is a benign tumor of the tissue that surrounds nerves.  It may be associated with a syndrome known as von Recklinghausen and involve multiple parts of the body.  A small percentage of these tumors can become malignant and may present with pain.  Wide local excision is advocated to remove these tumors when suspicious of cancer.  In addition, the tumors may be thinned out to help approve the appearance and form of the affected area. Dr....

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Dermoid Cyst

  Dermoid Cysts Dermoid cysts are masses (bumps) commonly found in the region of the nose, eye brow, and scalp of young children. They may grow with age and can cause inflammatory reactions or an infection when they rupture. The permanent treatment involves surgical excision of the cyst in its entirety. Cysts in the region of the nose and eye may have extension to within the skull and sometimes an MRI will be necessary to determine the depth of excision. Dr. Nicholas...

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