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.
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
- neonatal intensive care
- otolaryngology / ENT
- head and neck surgery
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Contributors SS: project design, gathering data, manuscript write up. BJC: gathering data, manuscript review. KP-M: gathering data, manuscript review. SMA: project design, gathering data, manuscript write up.
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