WATTLE

By Gary M. White, MD

Wattle on the neck


A wattle is a congenital lesion of the neck that probably represents either ectopic auricular cartilage or a remnant of the branchial arch system.

Clinical

A firm, flesh-colored tag or pedunculated lesion is seen on the anterior side of the neck. A branchial sinus may be associated.

Treatment

If no fistula or sinus is associated, the lesion may be simply excised.

References

Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology 2013;14;33-35

Dermatology Online Journal 22(7)

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