Case Report

Laryngeal Atresia: A Case Report

  • Özlem Pata
  • Talat Umut Kutlu Dilek
  • Filiz Cayan
  • Ayse Polat
  • Ali Nayci
  • Saffet Dilek

Received Date: 25.10.2006 Accepted Date: 20.02.2007 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2007;8(1):85-87

Congenital laryngeal atresia is a rare abnormality and prenatal diagnosis is difficult. Recent advances in fetal ultrasonography, have allowed laryngeal atresia cases to be diagnosed prenatally. We describe an 18 week –old male fetus with bilateral enlarged echogenic lungs, dilated airways. This was associated with fetal ascites and suggested possible diagnosis of laryngeal atresia. After therapeutic abortion laryngeal atresia was also confirmed at the autopsy.

Keywords: Laryngeal atresia, fetal ascites, dilated airways, echogenic lung