A rare cause of stridor in infancy: congenital laryngocele

OZTDEMIR A., Dogruel D., Yücel A., API A.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.41, no.3, pp.581-583, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cukmedj.237547
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-583
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


A five months old male infant was presented with difficulty in breathing and stridor since birth. Chest radiography showed clear lung fields with prominent peribronchial markings. The patient underwent flexible bronchospic procedure which showed a large, anteriorly located, laringeal cystic dilatation above the vocal cords. Subsequent imaging with ultrasonography and MR confirmed the diagnosis of congenital laryngocele. His airway was secured by tracheotomy and decompression of the cyst was accomplished by needle aspiration. Congenital laryngocele is an extremely rare disorder of the larynx causing various degree of upper airway obstruction and a neck mass. The disorder may be associated with hoarseness,