Title

An unusual cause of respiratory distress in a neonate

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

3-14-1998

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Cysts; Diagnostic Errors; Infant, Newborn; Lacrimal Duct Obstruction; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nasal Obstruction; Nasopharynx; Respiratory Insufficiency

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction with cystic extension into the nasopharynx (dacryocystocele) is a rare cause of respiratory distress in the neonate. We describe the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) course of a newborn with this disorder who had severe distress and in whom the diagnosis was originally missed.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Pediatrics. 1998 Mar;101(3 Pt 1):479-80.

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