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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}

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    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.

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    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.

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