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


Katar S., Degirmenci N.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEONATOLOGY, cilt.8, ss.243-244, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/jcn.jcn_72_19
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEONATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.243-244

Özet

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.