Coexisting Congenital Subglosso-palatal Membrane and Tongue Dermoid in a Neonate
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Neonatal respiratory distress due to coexisting subglosso-palatal membrane and tongue dermoid has not been reported yet.
A newborn with respiratory distress having a membrane in the oral cavity. Excision of membrane revealed a tongue mass with cleft palate, obstructing the nasopharynx completely. Elective ventilation was followed by excision of mass.
The child was cured with uneventful course at follow-up of six months.
Co-existing congenital anomalies causing airway obstruction may be missed in presence of subglosso-palatal membrane.
KeywordsInfant Respiratory distress Stridor