Peter J. Koltai MD, FACS, FAAP

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  • Occult supraglottic lymphatic malformation presenting as obstructive steep apnea INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY Chan, J., Younes, A., Koltai, P. J. 2003; 67 (3): 293-296


    Sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea is commonly encountered in the pediatric population. In many cases, it is the result of oropharyngeal obstruction secondary to adenoidal or adenotonsillar hypertrophy. We describe an unusual case of a child with adenoidal hypertrophy who had an occult supraglottic lymphatic malformation that manifested as obstructive sleep apnea. The management of this lesion is discussed including the use of endoscopy, carbon-dioxide laser, and the decision to avoid a tracheotomy. Occult supraglottic lymphatic malformations (LMs) are a rare cause of obstructive sleep apnea, the diagnosis of which will be missed without fiberoptic laryngeal examination. They are challenging to manage because of the airway involvement and propensity to recur.

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