Also known as: congenital saccular cysts, laryngeal saccular cysts, laryngoceles.
What are saccular cysts?
The larynx is another term for the voice box in the throat. The saccule is a portion of the larynx that produces mucus to lubricate it. When cysts form in the saccule, they are known as saccular cysts.
What causes saccular cysts?
The exact cause of saccular cysts is not known. They are a defect that is present at birth.
What are the symptoms of saccular cysts?
Common symptoms of saccular cysts include difficulty breathing or noisy breathing, trouble feeding, a weak cry and hoarseness.
What are saccular cysts care options?
Saccular cysts are typically removed as soon as possible with a surgical procedure.
Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD
This page was last updated on: 3/23/2018 2:10:38 PM
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