Airway obstruction caused by a congenital epiglottic cyst

Wen Shuan Lee, Chin Shaw Stella Tsai, Cheng Hui Lin, Chin Cheng Lee, Hsin Te Hsu

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Congenital epiglottic cyst is a rare affliction with potential for airway obstruction. A newborn boy was referred to our department for evaluation of respiratory distress and inspiratory stridor 7 h after birth. Through a transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy examination, a diagnosis of an obstructive upper laryngeal cyst was made. Immediate endoscopic surgery was performed 20 h after birth to completely remove the lesion. Two days after surgery, the patient resumed normal breathing pattern and showed no further episodes of stridor or airway obstruction. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2000


  • Congenital epiglottic cyst
  • Stridor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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