A case of laryngeal ductal cyst: antenatal diagnosis and peripartum management

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Oct;71(10):1639-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.06.020. Epub 2007 Aug 14.


Laryngeal mucous cysts are rare congenital malformations of the upper aero-digestive tract. We report one case of a ductal cyst developed in the supraglottic area. The diagnosis of an antenatal malformation was suspected on the basis of a hydramnios development during pregnancy. Ultrasound scan showed a cervical anechogen mass. This led to a fetal MRI which showed the cyst extension. A management of delivery had to be prepared due to the risk of air obstruction at the birth. The treatment consisted of a marsupialization of the cyst under laryngo-endoscopic surgery. Six months follow-up showed no recurrence.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Cysts / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Laryngeal Diseases / pathology*
  • Laryngeal Diseases / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*