Journal of Clinical Neonatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243--244

A vallecular cyst with near-fatal respiratory distress in a newborn


Selahattin Katar1, Nazan Degirmenci2 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Dicle University of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Bezmialem University of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Dr. Selahattin Katar
Department of Pediatrics, Dicle University of Medicine, Diyarbakir
Turkey

Vallecular cyst is a rare but potentially near-fatal cause of respiratory distress in newborns. A male infant was born normally. There was respiratory distress. A cystic mass was found in the right parasagittal area of the hypopharynx and right sublingual region. Examination was done with direct laryngoscopy, and the vallecular cyst was surgically removed. Vallecular cyst should be considered as a differential diagnosis in respiratory distress cases.


How to cite this article:
Katar S, Degirmenci N. A vallecular cyst with near-fatal respiratory distress in a newborn.J Clin Neonatol 2019;8:243-244


How to cite this URL:
Katar S, Degirmenci N. A vallecular cyst with near-fatal respiratory distress in a newborn. J Clin Neonatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 20 ];8:243-244
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