Korean J Perinatol.  2010 Jun;21(2):185-190.

A Case of Congenital Laryngeal Atresia with Diaphragmatic Hernia

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. mijung0412@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

Congenital laryngeal atresia is a rare cause of airway obstruction that is almost always lethal within short period of time after birth unless diagnosed prenatally and emergency tracheostomy was performed. Other life-threatening anomalies such as tracheoesophageal fistula, gastrointestinal or urinary anomalies, and VATER syndrome are often associated with laryngeal atresia. Recently, we experienced a case of congenital laryngeal atresia with diaphragmatic hernia, ear and skull anomalies, not diagnosed prenatally, died of asphyxia due to intubation failure, and confirmed by autopsy. We report this case with a brief review of the literatures.

Keyword

Congenital; Laryngeal atresia; Diaphragmatic hernia; Emergent tracheostomy; Associated anomaly

MeSH Terms

Airway Obstruction
Asphyxia
Autopsy
Ear
Emergencies
Hernia, Diaphragmatic
Intubation
Parturition
Skull
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Tracheostomy
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