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Congenital cystic hygroma involving the larynx presenting as an airway emergency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7932844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cystic hygroma is a benign, painless, soft, compressible malformation of the lymphatic system. The head and neck region is the most common place of presentation. These lesions most commonly present shortly after birth with 40% presenting in the newborn period. With the increased use of prenatal ultrasonography, cystic hygromas are being diagnosed in the antenatal period; thus, appropriate measures to secure the airway of the infant can be prearranged prior to birth. This article reports a case where a multispecialty approach was undertaken to assure the survival of an infant born with a large cervical cystic hygroma with laryngeal and base tongue involvement by the tumor. This article also reviews the incidence of laryngeal involvement of cystic hygromas and airway management in the acute period and long term.
Authors:
D M Thompson; J L Kasperbauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-21     Completed Date:  1994-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Airway Obstruction / congenital*,  surgery
Emergencies
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Laryngeal Neoplasms / congenital*,  surgery
Lymphangioma, Cystic / congenital*,  surgery
Tracheostomy
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