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Congenital subglottic cyst in a term neonate
  1. C J Bruno1,
  2. L P Smith2,
  3. K B Zur2,
  4. K C Wade1
  1. 1
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
  2. 2
    Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
  1. Kelly Wade, Division of Neonatology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; kelly.wade{at}uphs.upenn.edu

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A full-term infant born via vaginal delivery developed inspiratory stridor shortly after birth. Routine resuscitation was performed at delivery without the need for intubation. He received supplemental oxygen for 1 day. His chest x ray, airway fluoroscopy, contrast oesophagram and echocardiogram were unremarkable. Laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy revealed a large left antero-laterally based subglottic cyst obstructing 95% of the airway (figs 1A,B). The remainder …

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