A case of laryngeal atresia accompanied by persistent pharyngotracheal ductus

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Korkmaz L. , Gunes I., Halis H. , KETENCİ İ. , Bastug O. , Dogan M. S. , ...Daha Fazla

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.54, ss.11-14, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkpediatriars.2018.4619
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-14


Laryngeal atresia is generally a fatal congenital anomaly with an incidence of 1: 50,000 births. This congenital anomaly is a condition of multifactorial inheritance, in which the fetus has a dilated trachea, enlarged echogenic lungs, an inverted or flattened diaphragm, fetal hydrops, and ascites. Diagnosis is usually made when there is failure to perform endotracheal intubation in a neonate with severe respiratory distress and absence of audible cry. Here, we present a very rare case of a newborn with laryngeal atresia who had respiratory distress and was sustained for the first few minutes of life using partial ventilation via a persistent pharyngotracheal duct. We would like to draw the attention of all physicians to this issue by reporting a rare fatal case of a newborn with a congenital presentation.