Anaesthetic management of thyroglossal duct cystcausing respiratory distress in an infant - A case report

Kamath, Shaila S (2014) Anaesthetic management of thyroglossal duct cystcausing respiratory distress in an infant - A case report. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 981-983.

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Abstract

There are various causes of possible upper airway obstruction in infants. Particularly, large cysts on the base of tongue may cause severe airway obstruction by a mass effect on the hypo pharynx and by displacing the epiglottis of these basal lingual cysts, thyroglossal duct cyst is rare but occasionally its remnants can be found at the base of the tongue. We report successful management of paediatric airway in a two month old infant with a thyroglossal duct cyst scheduled for cyst excision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infant, Respiratory distress, Thyroglossal duct cyst, Compromised airway
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 06:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 06:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140071

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