Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 12, pp 1087–1088 | Cite as

Coexisting Congenital Subglosso-palatal Membrane and Tongue Dermoid in a Neonate

  • Preeti TiwariEmail author
  • Vaibhav Pandey
  • Jayanto Tapadar
Case Report



Neonatal respiratory distress due to coexisting subglosso-palatal membrane and tongue dermoid has not been reported yet.

Case characteristics

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.


Infant Respiratory distress Stridor 


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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Preeti Tiwari
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Vaibhav Pandey
    • 2
  • Jayanto Tapadar
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Departments of Paediatric SurgeryInstitute of Medical Sciences–Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Departments of Samayan HospitalVaranasiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIMS–BHUVaranasiIndia

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