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Ectopic vestigial lesions of the neck and shoulders
  1. DS Shareef*,
  2. R Salm
  1. Department of Histopathology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 OHS


    A series of five vestigial lesions of the shoulder and back is reported. Their derivation is discussed and in four cases a branchial rather than a bronchial origin is favoured. The fifth case is held to represent skin involvement by thyroglossal duct elements.

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    • * Present address: Department of Histopathology, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2RN.