A thyroglossal duct cyst causing apnea and cyanosis in a neonate.

Title

A thyroglossal duct cyst causing apnea and cyanosis in a neonate.

Creator

Diaz MCG; Stormorken A; Christopher NC

Publisher

Pediatric emergency care

Date

2005
2005-01

Description

This is a case of a 3-week-old male who presented to the emergency department with intermittent apnea and cyanosis. While in the emergency department, he had respiratory compromise with stress and required intubation. Further evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of a thyroglossal duct cyst. Congenital lesions causing extrinsic airway compression should be considered in all neonates with apnea, cyanosis, and respiratory compromise. Knowledge of pediatric airway anatomy and physiology is important in all cases where obstructive apnea is suspected.

Subject

Male; Infant; Tomography; Newborn; X-Ray Computed; Apnea; Cyanosis; Cysts – Diagnosis; Thyroid Gland – Physiopathology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

35–37

Issue

1

Volume

21

Citation

Diaz MCG; Stormorken A; Christopher NC, “A thyroglossal duct cyst causing apnea and cyanosis in a neonate.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 9, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6075.

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