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Congenital saccular cyst of the larynx: a case series

Authors Swaid AI

Received 13 August 2018

Accepted for publication 25 September 2018

Published 31 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 303—306

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S183734

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Ali Ismail Swaid

Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia

Background: Congenital saccular cyst of the larynx is a very rare cause of respiratory obstruction in the neonatal period and in older children. It can be a potentially life-threatening condition. It can also present less dramatically later in childhood as a voice disorder. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important to avoid the high mortality associated with undiagnosed cases.
Subjects and method: I report here two cases of laryngeal saccular cyst with different clinical scenarios. The first patient presented immediately after birth with respiratory problems and the second presented later at an older age. Both patients were managed with endoscopic excision.
Conclusion: Congenital saccular laryngeal cyst remains an important cause of respiratory obstruction in the neonate albeit being rare. It is amenable to treatment with minimally invasive procedures.

Keywords: laryngeal cyst, saccular cyst, neonatal stridor, child dysphonia

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