Article Text

PDF

Congenital epiglottic cyst
  1. S K Ng,
  2. V J Abdullah,
  3. C A van Hasselt
  1. Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong; andrewvan{at}cuhk.edu.hk

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Afull term male neonate presented with stridor and respiratory distress minutes after birth. Life saving intubation was achieved by the attending paediatrician who noted a mass at the base of the tongue. Microlaryngoscopy under general anaesthesia confirmed the congenital epiglottic cyst (fig 1) which was curatively excised.

       Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Endoscopic view of an epiglottic cyst at suspension laryngoscopy with endotracheal tube in situ. 1, Epiglottic cyst; 2, epiglottis; 3, tongue base displaced to the right side by the laryngoscope.

    View Abstract

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.