Vallecular cyst: a cause of failure to thrive in an infant


Tuncer U. , Aydogan L., Soylu L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.65, no.2, pp.133-135, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0165-5876(02)00078-2
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.133-135

Abstract

Congenital vallecular cyst is fairly uncommon in neonates and infants. Although benign in nature, it may cause stridor and even life-threatening air-way obstruction in early infancy. A 3-month-old male baby presented with failure to thrive and respiratory distress was found to have a vallecular cyst. Marsupialization with CO2 laser was performed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.