Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vallecular cysts and pseudocysts.},
  author={Jason M. Leibowitz and Lee P. Smith and Marc Andrew Cohen and Brian P Dunham and Marta D Guttenberg and L Elden},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={75 7},
OBJECTIVE To review the experience at a children's hospital diagnosing and treating vallecular cysts. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES To determine if cyst type, operative mode, or ages are risk factor(s) for recurrence. METHODS Chart review of eleven children with vallecular cysts and pseudocysts from 1997 to 2009. RESULTS The most common presenting symptoms were stridor (8/12, 67%), respiratory distress (7/12, 58%), and feeding difficulties (4/12, 33%). Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease… CONTINUE READING