Tongue base mass with prominent overlying vessels

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tags: laryngology larynx tongue stridor newborn

Noisy breathing and stridor (especially when lying flat) in a newborn could be caused by swelling at the tongue base. It should be differentiated among cyst, lingual tonsil and lingual thyroid. A tongue base mass with prominent overlying vessels is shown in this particular video. The change causes extrinsic compression on the epiglottis and stridor which gets worse during sleep. Abbreviations: P- posterior pharyngeal wall, M- mass, BT- base of tongue, green arrow- pharyngoepiglottic fold, blue arrow- pyriform fossa, red arrow- epiglottis.

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