A Rare Presentation of Congenital Aryepiglottic Cyst With Concurrent Laryngomalacia

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  • Yi Wee Lim Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kota bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • Hazama Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kota bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • Suzina Sheikh Ab Hamid Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kota bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • Azliana Aziz Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.147

Keywords:

Laryngeal Cyst, Aryepiglottic Cyst, Laryngomalacia, Deroofing, Marsupialization

Abstract

Congenital laryngeal cyst remains a rare but possible cause of airway obstruction that requires urgent referral to an otorhinolaryngology centre. Vallecular cyst commonly present immediately after birth with variable degree of airway obstruction symptoms depending on its size, but presentation of aryepiglottic cyst with concurrent laryngomalacia remains a conundrum as there are very few cases reported. Unlike the more obvious manifestation of stridor or increasing respiratory effort in most supraglottic cyst or laryngomalacia, the neonate presented only with weak cry which masqueraded early suspicion and referral of an airway pathology. We provide discussion on the rare clinical presentation aryepiglottic cyst with synchronous laryngomalacia and its management.

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Published

2022-01-26

How to Cite

Wee Lim, Y., Mohamad, H., Sheikh Ab Hamid, S., & Aziz, A. (2022). A Rare Presentation of Congenital Aryepiglottic Cyst With Concurrent Laryngomalacia. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.147

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