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Postcricoid haemangioma with laryngomalacia in infancy
  1. Noraimi Khamalrudin and
  2. Bee See Goh
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Bandar Tun Razak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Professor Bee See Goh; irenegbs{at}


Infantile haemangioma represents a congenital vascular anomaly commonly observed in the head and neck region. Such an occurrence over the postcricoid region, however, is rather unusual. Herein, the authors report a case of a synchronous postcricoid haemangioma in a 7-week-old newborn diagnosed with severe laryngomalacia. In addition to the floppy redundant arytenoid mucosa, flexible laryngoscopy revealed a lobulated bluish mass at the postcricoid. The lesion was hyperintense on T1-weighted sequence and was enhanced with contrast, supporting the diagnosis of a haemangioma. She underwent surgical excision of the haemangioma with intralesional steroid injection. Surveillance at 6-month postoperation did not show disease recurrence.

  • congenital disorders
  • hemangioma
  • ear
  • nose and throat/otolaryngology

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  • Contributors Supervised by BSG. Patient was under the care of BSG. Report was written by NK.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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