The dilemma of a lateral pharyngeal mass causing stridor in a neonate

Ranjan Nayak Dipak, P. Kailesh, M. J. Sherry, C. Anindya

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Neonatal stridor resulting from intrinsic or extrinsic aberration in the upper respiratory tract often poses not only a diagnostic problem, but also a difficult airway and a dilemma as to the necessity / timing of surgical intervention. A 45 day old female child with increasing stridor since birth was managed by emergency intubation and CT scan followed by excision biopsy of the cystic left sided parapharyngeal mass via a transcervical approach. On histopathology, the excised specimen was reported as cystic salivary choristoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005


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  • Medicine(all)

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