Lymphangioma Leading To Airway Compromise

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Lymphangiomas are rare congenital malformations occurring mainly in the head and neck. Their incidence has been reported to range from 1.2 to 2.8 per 1,000 newborns. Most lesions are identified early as a mass in an infant’s oral cavity or later with associated symptoms of respiratory obstruction and difficulty feeding. In our patient, MRI demonstrated a large multi-cystic lesion present in the left side of the neck and maxillofacial region. This lesion extended from the left pharynx to the left arytenoid causing partial obstruction of the epiglottis. We will discuss the origin of these abnormalities, their classification system, and anesthetic management.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.