Isolated epiglottic lymphatic malformation in a 2-year-old: Diagnosis and treatment

Tate Naylor, Anthony Sheyn, Felicity Lenes-Voit, Eric Berg

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Airway obstruction in children has a wide differential diagnosis that includes laryngomalacia, infectious processes, paralysis, extrinsic compression, and other rare anatomic anomalies. Isolated laryngeal lymphatic malformations are rare developments that can manifest with clinically significant airway obstruction. To the best of our knowledge, there have been fewer than 20 reported cases. These laryngeal mucosal lesions are best managed with radiofrequency ablation or laser ablation. We present a case of a 2-year-old child who presented with airway obstruction, initially diagnosed with laryngomalacia, who was subsequently diagnosed and treated for an isolated epiglottic lymphatic malformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E28
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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