Nasal obstruction in a newborn

Authors

  • Tiago Lourenço Coelho Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0270-9876
  • João Fonseca Neves Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
  • Ricardo Caiado Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9316-2855
  • Luis Filipe Silva Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra

Keywords:

bilateral congenital dacryocystocele, neonatal respiratory obstruction

Abstract

Dacryocystocele is an uncommon congenital disease affecting less than 1% of newborns.

Herein is presented the case of a female newborn with respiratory distress with onset in the first hours of life and worsening during breastfeeding.

Resistance to endoscope progression due to narrowing of both patent nasal cavities was noticed during flexible nasal endoscopy, and computed tomography revealed an extremely rare case of bilateral dacryocystocele.

A conservative approach was chosen, with surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit.

Although most dacryocystocele cases resolve spontaneously in the first year of life, recognition of this rare condition (particularly in Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology clinical practice) is crucial to prevent complications.

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Published

2021-12-27

How to Cite

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Lourenço Coelho T, Neves JF, Caiado R, Silva LF. Nasal obstruction in a newborn. REVNEC [Internet]. 2021Dec.27 [cited 2022Jan.24];30(4):246-8. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/20755

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