Foregut duplication cysts (FDCs) are rare malformations arising along primitively derived alimentary tract. Head and neck cases comprise 0.3% of all FDCs with 60% occurring in the oral cavity. We present a case of neonatal airway obstruction secondary to a prenatally diagnosed massive lingual FDC. Definitive treatment requires surgical excision. Histologically, the cysts are lined gastric and respiratory epithelium. FDC should be a consideration in prenatally diagnosed masses affecting the oral cavity.
- head and neck surgery
- neonatal intensive care
- nose and throat/otolaryngology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine