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Midline Congenital Cervical Cleft Mimicking Linear Scleroderma

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  • Roberto Méndez-Gallart M.D., Ph.D.,

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    • Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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  • Elina Estévez Martinez M.D.,

    1. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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  • Pablo Rodríguez-Barca M.D., Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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  • Ihab Abdulkader Nallib M.D., Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Pathology, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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  • Adolfo Bautista-Casasnovas M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Address correspondence to Roberto Méndez-Gallart, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pediatric Surgery, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, 15706 Travesía Choupana s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, or e-mail: roberto.mendez.gallart@sergas.es.

Abstract

Midline congenital cervical cleft is an extremely uncommon anomaly of the neck. Fewer than 100 cases have been reported. It is usually described as a cervical scar-like skin defect. We present a case of midline cervical cleft mimicking linear morphea and treated with topical steroids for 2 years. This is an unusual presentation of this entity that must be treated with surgical excision to confirm the diagnosis histopathologically.

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