Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

선천성 전이개누공의 임상

이일우1, 김대희1, 공수근1, 고의경1,*
Il-Woo Lee1, Dae-Hee Kim1, Soo-Keun Kong1, Eui-Kyung Goh1,*
1부산대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea
*교신저자: 고의경, 602-735 부산광역시 서구 아미동 1–10 부산대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실 전화: (051) 240-7332·전송: (051) 246-8668 E-mail:

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Received: Mar 03, 2008; Accepted: Apr 30, 2008

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Background and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical course of congenital preauricular fistula (PAF) and to know the important surgical tips for decreasing the recurrence after surgery. Materials and Methods: Seventy four operated cases with PAF were analyzed retrospectively. Fistula tracts were stained with gentian violet one day before surgery. All the procedures were done under microscope and the stained fistula tracts were removed completely above the temporalis muscle fascia. Results: The overall recurrence rate in this study was 1.4%. The average follow-up period was 3.5 years. Conclusion: Complete dissection of fistula tract above the temporalis muscle fascia using microscope is very important factor for the prevention of recurrence in PAF surgery. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2008;19:43–45)

Keywords: 누공; 선천성; 재발
Keywords: Fistula; Congenital; Recurrence