Intraoral Swelling in a Neonate: Airway Management a ChallengeVeena Asthana1*, Santosh Singh2, Abhishek Deshwal1 and Turab Singh1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Veena Asthana
Department of Anaesthesia, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences
Swami Ram Nagar, Dehradun, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 14, 2016; Accepted date: January 19, 2017; Published date: January 27, 2017
Citation: Asthana V, Singh S, Deshwal A,Turab S (2017) Intraoral Swelling in a Neonate: Airway Management a Challenge. Gen Med (Los Angeles) 5:283. doi:10.4172/2327-5146.1000283
Copyright: © 2017 Asthana V 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.
Foregut duplications occurring in tongue have very few reports in literature. These oral and esophageal lesions may cause feeding and respiratory difficulties. For surgical excision securing airway in these babies is very challenging, as visualization of glottis is hampered, because of lack of space in the mouth. We report a case of twelve hours old neonate referred to our institute for the excision of intraoral swelling under general anaesthesia which was revealed as gastric duplication cyst histopathologically.