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Multilevel airway obstruction including rare tongue base mass presenting as severe croup in an infant.
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PMID:  22995201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of neonatal stridor, accounting for up to 60% of cases [1]. Less common causes of neonatal stridor include subglottic or tracheal stenosis, or congenital masses of the upper airway. Neonates with an identified congenital etiology of symptomatic upper airway obstruction often have synchronous airway lesions leading to multilevel airway obstruction. These infants deserve an endoscopic evaluation to better diagnose and manage respiratory distress. Here we present a rare case of an infant initially diagnosed with croup, but ultimately found to have multilevel airway obstruction including severe laryngomalacia and an obstructing tongue base mass.
Tara Brennan; Jeffrey C Rastatter
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, United States; Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States.
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