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 IJOHNS  Vol.2 No.1 , January 2013
Emergency Airway Obstruction in Newborn Due to Congenital Saccular Cyst
Abstract: Laryngeal cyst causing neonatal airway obstruction during labor is a very rare condition [1]. Congenital laryngeal cysts are a rare cause of neonatal airway obstruction. Traditionally, these cysts have been treated surgically by endoscopic excision or marsupialization. However, the cyst often extends beyond the larynx. We describe a case of a newborn that, during delivery, became cyanotic due to airway obstruction and respiratory distress. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of a saccular cyst obstructing airway during birth prior to intubation. The immediate and late treatments together with a literature review are described.

Cite this paper: I. Braverman, G. Avior, M. Feldman, A. Gubarev, R. Stein, H. Ras and A. Zeina, "Emergency Airway Obstruction in Newborn Due to Congenital Saccular Cyst," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2013, pp. 34-38. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2013.21009.
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