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Dysphagia. 2004 Winter;19(1):48-51.

Postcricoid hemangioma: an overlooked cause of dysphagia in infants?-a case report.

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  • 1ENT-Head & Neck Surgery Department, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.


Feeding and swallowing disorders in children remain a major challenge owing to a wide differential diagnosis. Hemangioma of the upper aerodigestive tract represents one of the numerous non-neoplastic causes of dysphagia. We report two cases of postcricoid hemangioma causing inhalation and recurrent respiratory infections, treated successfully with systemic corticotherapy alone. To our knowledge, these are the second and third cases described in the literature. After a short review of the literature, the diagnostic procedures are discussed and a management strategy is proposed for this clinical entity, by far underestimated.

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