Neonatal airway obstruction due to a massive lingual foregut duplication cyst

Sepehr Shabani, Bradley J. Cheek, Katrin Post-Martens, Steven M. Andreoli

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Foregut duplication cysts (FDCs) are rare malformations arising along primitively derived alimentary tract. Head and neck cases comprise 0.3% of all FDCs with 60% occurring in the oral cavity. We present a case of neonatal airway obstruction secondary to a prenatally diagnosed massive lingual FDC. Definitive treatment requires surgical excision. Histologically, the cysts are lined gastric and respiratory epithelium. FDC should be a consideration in prenatally diagnosed masses affecting the oral cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere233907
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 29 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Ear
  • head and neck surgery
  • neonatal intensive care
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • otolaryngology/ENT
  • paediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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