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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