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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218-221

Congenital laryngeal saccular cyst leading to stridor in a newborn: Think beyond laryngomalacia

Department of Neonatology, Neoclinic Children Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Jyoti Patodia
Department of Neonatology, Neoclinic Children Hospital, 3-4, T. N. Mishra Marg, Nirman Nagar, Opp. Metro Pillar No. 35, Jaipur - 302 019, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_32_20

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Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital anomaly of the larynx leading to stridor in newborns. However, laryngeal cyst, although rare, should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of stridor. Hence, every newborn with stridor should undergo flexible/rigid endoscopic evaluation of the airway so that these rare entities are not missed, as its early recognition and proper treatment are essential because it can cause life-threatening airway obstruction. We describe a newborn presenting to us with stridor and severe respiratory distress since birth, who was successfully treated with no recurrence, with transoral microscopic complete excision of the laryngeal saccular cyst. We emphasize the importance of a good clinical history along with endoscopic evaluation of the airway in every neonate presenting with stridor with an unexpected evolution to determine the causal lesion.

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