Type III laryngeal cleft repair complicated by an oesophageal hamartoma in a female infant

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Abstract

We present the unusual case of an infant born with a congenital left-sided diaphragmatic hernia, hiatus hernia and a type III laryngeal cleft that failed to close despite repeated surgical intervention. She was found to have a 2.5 cm, benign, pedunculated hamartomatous polyp of the upper third of the oesophagus. This was posterior to the cleft repair site and responsible for the recurrent repair failure. We discuss the development of cleft anomalies and review the literature on oesophageal hamartomas.

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  • Authors: Adebayo Alli, Marianne Dawn Elloy, Benjamin Hartley
  • Keywords: Laryngeal cleft, trachea-oesophageal fistula, hamartoma, giant oesophageal polyp
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