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

E. Oorts, J. Widdershoven, J. Huyskens, R. Salgado, P. Van de Heyning, A. Boudewyns*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalB-ENT
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Postcricoid
  • hemangioma
  • pediatric
  • airway lesion
  • congenital airway malformation
  • POSTCRICOID HEMANGIOMA
  • VENOUS MALFORMATIONS
  • MANAGEMENT
  • DYSPHAGIA

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