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Korean J Perinatol. 2010 Jun;21(2):185-190. Korean. Case Report.
Kim YJ , Kim JW , Yoon JE , Ji IW , Lee HC , Kim MJ .
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. mijung0412@hanmail.net
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
Abstract

Congenital laryngeal atresia is a rare cause of airway obstruction that is almost always lethal within short period of time after birth unless diagnosed prenatally and emergency tracheostomy was performed. Other life-threatening anomalies such as tracheoesophageal fistula, gastrointestinal or urinary anomalies, and VATER syndrome are often associated with laryngeal atresia. Recently, we experienced a case of congenital laryngeal atresia with diaphragmatic hernia, ear and skull anomalies, not diagnosed prenatally, died of asphyxia due to intubation failure, and confirmed by autopsy. We report this case with a brief review of the literatures.

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