Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Impending Airway Compromise due to Cystic Hygroma
- Author(s): Weiser, Giora
- Beck-Razi, Nira
- Shavit, Itai
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2011.2.2170
We report on a 3-month-old infant, who arrived in the pediatric emergency department (ED) with a cervical cystic hygroma causing an impending compromise of the airway. We recognize that such a lesion can rapidly progress, and the judicious use of imaging in the ED may help to avoid airway compromise and possibly fatal complications. [West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(4):368–369.]