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Revista chilena de pediatría

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INIGUEZ C, Rodrigo et al. Congenital Laryngeal Cyst: A Rare Cause of Stridor in Children. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.2, pp. 177-181. ISSN 0370-4106.

Background: Congenital laryngeal cyst (CLC) is a rare cause of stridor in children. Objective: To describe the clinical profile of atypical stridor due to CLC. Case report: A healthy infant was admitted for acute dysphonia, stridor and progressive respiratory distress without previous respiratory infection. A nasofiberoptic evaluation showed a laryngeal ventricle and a left aritenoepyglotic mass. The scanner revealed a unique CLC. A marsupialization was performed with resection of the walls. She had a successful ambulatory assessment of 3 months. Conclusion: CLC causes an atypical stridor that requires a high suspicious index. Under special situations, an airway evaluation should be considered as essential for the management

Palabras clave : upper airway obstruction; congenital laryngeal cyst; stridor; children.

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