Laryngeal Hamartoma in a Newborn

Authors

  • Jesmin Sultana Colonel, Child Specialist & Neonatologist, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka
  • Nure Ishrat Nazme Major, Child Specialist, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mukta Sarker Major, Child Specialist, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka
  • Rehana Begum Chowdhury Brigadier General, Neonatologist, Head of the Dept. of Paediatrics, AFMC, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v34i3.32352

Keywords:

Neonate, Larynx, Hamartoma

Abstract

We report an interesting case of a neonate presenting immediately after birth with respiratory distress, inspiratory stridor and difficult intubation. During operative microlaryngoscopy, a well-delineated papilloma like elongated supraglottic mass was seen. The patient underwent surgery, and the diagnosis was confirmed histologically. Biopsy revealed tissue compatible with hamartoma including blood vessel, nerve bundle and cartilage plate. The mass was removed by direct laryngoscopy. Neonatal laryngeal hamartomas are extremely rare. In general, an excellent prognosis is associated with these lesions, and the treatment of choice is endoscopic surgical excision. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a neonatal laryngeal hamartoma in Bangladesh.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2016; 34(3): 172-174

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Jesmin Sultana, Colonel, Child Specialist & Neonatologist, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka



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Published

2017-04-26

How to Cite

Sultana, J., Nazme, N. I., Sarker, M., & Chowdhury, R. B. (2017). Laryngeal Hamartoma in a Newborn. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 34(3), 172–174. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v34i3.32352

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Case Reports