Vallecular Cyst as a Cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in an Infant
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
A 3-month-old baby was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on polysomnography (PSG) with a high apnea hypopnea index (AHI). On further investigations he was found to have a vallecular cyst that was successfully treated. We discuss the clinical presentation of vallecular cysts and the importance of polysomnography in identifying this rare condition.
De A; Don DM; Magee III W; Ward SLD. Vallecular cyst as a cause of obstructive sleep apnea in an infant. J Clin Sleep Med 2013;9(8):825-826.
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