Neonatal nodular fasciitis of the larynx

Maja Svrakic, John P. Bent, Esther Adler

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We want to describe a case of neonatal laryngeal nodular fasciitis. A 5-day-old female presented with stridor. Fiberoptic transnasal laryngoscopy identified a smooth ball-valving mass obstructing the glottis. Direct microlaryngoscopy demonstrated a lesion originating from the right laryngeal ventricle. Endoscopic therapeutic and diagnostic subtotal biopsies relieved the airway obstruction. Pathologic analysis established nodular fasciitis as the diagnosis. Follow-up endoscopy showed complete resolution of this reactive lesion, and normal laryngeal function. Nodular fasciitis, rarely described in children's head and neck region, has never been reported in the larynx of a neonate. This patient's successful outcome suggests that conservative resection may be both diagnostic and curative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1009
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Benign laryngeal lesion
  • Neonatal larynx
  • Neonatal stridor
  • Nodular fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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