Upper Airway Obstruction in a Newborn with Vallecular Cyst

Birgin Torer, Bilin Cetinkaya, Serkan Yılmaz, Cuneyt Yilmazer, Hande Gulcan

Abstract


Vallecular cyst is a rare cause of stridor in neonates, which may present as a life threatening airway obstruction. Here, we report a preterm infant with a congenital vallecular cyst who presented with stridor and respiratory distress that developed immediately after birth. She was successfully treated with endoscopic marsupialization.


Keywords


Congenital stridor, Neonate, Premature, Upper airway obstruction, Vallecular cyst

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v4i4.273

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