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Type 3/4 laryngeal cleft
  1. Emily Field-Lucas1,
  2. Joe Fawke2,
  3. Theodoros Valsamakis3
  1. 1Neonates, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  2. 2Neonatology, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  3. 3ENT, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emily Field-Lucas, Neonates, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; efieldlucas{at}

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A female infant was born by caesarean section at 38+5 weeks gestation following pregnancy complicated by polyhydramnios and antenatal supraventricular tachycardia without hydrops. She was admitted to the neonatal unit in sinus rhythm due to respiratory distress, a weak cry and stridor. Breast feeding worsened symptoms and a nasogastric tube (NGT) was passed. Chest X-ray showed NGT placement in the right main bronchus, no respiratory pathology, and partial fusion of the …

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  • Contributors The article was written by EF-L and JF. The image was taken by TV.

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