Neonatal nodular fasciitis of the larynx

Maja Svrakic, John P. Bent, Esther Adler

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Abstract

We want to describe a case of neonatal laryngeal nodular fasciitis. A 5-day-old female presented with stridor. Fiberoptic transnasal laryngoscopy identified a smooth ball-valving mass obstructing the glottis. Direct microlaryngoscopy demonstrated a lesion originating from the right laryngeal ventricle. Endoscopic therapeutic and diagnostic subtotal biopsies relieved the airway obstruction. Pathologic analysis established nodular fasciitis as the diagnosis. Follow-up endoscopy showed complete resolution of this reactive lesion, and normal laryngeal function. Nodular fasciitis, rarely described in children's head and neck region, has never been reported in the larynx of a neonate. This patient's successful outcome suggests that conservative resection may be both diagnostic and curative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1009
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume73
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Fasciitis
Larynx
Glottis
Laryngoscopy
Respiratory Sounds
Airway Obstruction
Endoscopy
Heart Ventricles
Neck
Head
Newborn Infant
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Benign laryngeal lesion
  • Neonatal larynx
  • Neonatal stridor
  • Nodular fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Neonatal nodular fasciitis of the larynx. / Svrakic, Maja; Bent, John P.; Adler, Esther.

In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Vol. 73, No. 7, 07.2009, p. 1007-1009.

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Svrakic, Maja ; Bent, John P. ; Adler, Esther. / Neonatal nodular fasciitis of the larynx. In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2009 ; Vol. 73, No. 7. pp. 1007-1009.
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