Vallecular cyst as a cause of obstructive sleep apnea in an infant

Aliva De, Debra M. Don, William Magee, Sally L.Davidson Ward

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A 3-month-old baby was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on polysomnography (PSG) with a high apnea hypopnea index (AHI). On further investigations he was found to have a vallecular cyst that was successfully treated. We discuss the clinical presentation of vallecular cysts and the importance of polysomnography in identifying this rare condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-826
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cleft lip and sleep apnea
  • Laryngeal cysts
  • Obstructive sleep apnea in infants
  • Vallecular cysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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