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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-81

Congenital absence of the epiglottis

1 Senior resident, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Consultant, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi arabia

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274638

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The Congenital absence of the epiglottis is a very rare anomaly. Only 6 cases were reported worldwide. This is the first case reported in Saudi Arabia. We present a patient who has a complete absence of the epiglottis with hoarseness, chocking with thin fluid and failure to thrive. Both endoscopic and computed tomography (CT) documentation are provided. Management and review of literature are discussed.

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