The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2007 , Vol 49 , Num 4
A vanishing tongue-base cyst
Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children’s Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan Wong K-S, Huang Y-H, Wu C-T. A vanishing tongue-base cyst. Turk J Pediatr 2007; 49: 451-452.

A one-month-old male infant was referred because of noisy breathing sounds, feeding difficulty and shortness of breath. A lateral radiography of the neck showed abnormal soft tissue mass at tongue base. While waiting for a scheduled bronchoscopic examination, respiratory distress and noisy breathing sounds disappeared after nasogastric suctioning. Dramatic improvement in respiratory distress in a young infant with feeding difficulties may have been due to rupture of a tongue-base cyst following oropharyngeal manipulations. Keywords : Tongue-base cyst, vallecular cyst, spontaneous resolution

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