Special Issue Article
A Congenital Malformation of the Piriform Sinus Mimicking a Laryngeal Cyst. A Case ReportJohan Steineger* and Kjell Brøndbo
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
- Corresponding Author:
- Johan Steineger, M.D
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Oslo University Hospital, Norway
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 31, 2012; Accepted date: February 20, 2012; Published date: February 27, 2012
Citation: Steineger J, Brøndbo K (2012) A Congenital Malformation of the Piriform Sinus Mimicking a Laryngeal Cyst. A Case Report. Otolaryngol S4:001. doi:
Copyright: © 2012 Steineger J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: We report a type of hypopharyngeal congenital malformation not previously described in the world literature.
Case report: A slightly preterm, female newborn presented with stridor immediately after birth. Flexible laryngoscopy showed the presence of a huge supraglottic cystic mass and endoscopic laser surgery under general anesthesia was carried out. During the operation it became clear that the cystic lesion had its origin from the piriform recess and not the laryngeal structure. The child was extubated the day after the operation without any problems and has since shown a normal development.
Conclusions: A unique cystic congenital malformation of the piriform sinus is described. The challenges related to intubation and surgical treatment of this particular case and similar lesions are addressed.