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August 1981

Operative Treatment and Postoperative Management of Saccular Cyst and Laryngocele

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Columbus (Ohio) Children's Hospital, and Department of Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(8):500-502. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790440040012

• We describe two infants with respiratory difficulty. The respiratory difficulty in one infant was secondary to a lateral saccular cyst, and the other infant had a laryngocele. Surgical treatment was marsupialization of the lesion. Postoperatively, a polyethylene endotracheal tube was left in place for three days to serve as a postoperative airway and also as a stent. With this procedure, we were able to avoid tracheostomy and recurrence of disease.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:500-502)