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Nasopharyngeal choristoma: An unusual and rare cause of acute respiratory distress in the newborn. Case series and review of the literature

Authors
  • Mann, Gurdeep S.
  • Heran, Manraj K.S.
  • Fandiño, Marcela
  • Ogilvie, Lauren N.
  • Kozak, Frederick K.1, 2, 3
  • 1 Department of Pediatric Radiology, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
  • 2 Department of Radiology, BC Children's Hospital
  • 3 Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, BC Children's Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Mar 07, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedex.2014.03.003
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

To describe three cases of newborn acute respiratory distress caused by a nasopharyngeal choristoma. The cases presented include the radiological, surgical, histological and historical perspective of this entity. Retrospective chart review of three cases and review of the literature. Three cases of nasopharyngeal choristoma are reported each presenting with neonatal respiratory distress during the first day of life. All cases were assessed initially with cross-sectional imaging (CT or MRI) and subsequently confirmed on nasopharyngoscopy/laryngoscopy and surgically removed. Nasopharyngeal choristoma is a rare congenital nasopharyngeal mass which may present with rapid onset of acute upper airway obstruction by virtue of its relative size and anatomic position.

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