Title:
Stridor caused by a blue laryngeal mass in an infant: case report
Authors:
E. Oorts , J. Widdershoven , J. Huyskens , P. Van de Heyning and A. Boudewyns
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Sugery, Maastricht University Medical Center; Department of 4Otorginolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Virga Jessa, Hasselt, Belgium; Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
Keywords:
Postcricoid; hemangioma; pediatric; airway lesion; congenital airway malformation
Pages:
61 - 65
Abstract:
Stridor caused by a blue laryngeal mass in an infant: case report. We describe an infant who had inspiratory stridor that began a few weeks after birth. Flexible upper airway endoscopy while the infant was awake showed a large blue mass at the posterior glottis, above the esophageal inlet. The lesion was only visible upon crying or coughing; it was undetectable when we examined the infant in the supine position during spontaneous breathing and did not respond to systemic treatment with propranolol. Based upon these typical features, we established a diagnosis of pressure- dependent postcricoid mass.
Issue:
Vol. 13, 2017, 1st trimester


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Stridor caused by a blue laryngeal mass in an infant: case report