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Acquired idiopathic laryngomalacia treated by laser aryepiglottoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12437813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Laryngomalacia is the most common paediatric airway problem presenting as stridor in the neonate. This congenital anomaly is thought to be caused by inward inspiratory collapse of the supraglottic larynx due to a prolapsed, tall and tubular epiglottis with flaccid aryepiglottic folds. The natural history of this condition usually results in spontaneous resolution by the second year of life. Although acquired cases of adult laryngomalacia have been reported, a search of the literature has yet to show any cases of idiopathic laryngomalacia. We present two cases of idiopathic acquired laryngomalacia in adults.
Authors:
G S Siou; J P Jeannon; F W Stafford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-21     Completed Date:  2002-12-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK. g.siou@btinternet.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Epiglottis / surgery*
Female
Humans
Laryngeal Diseases / surgery*
Laryngostenosis / etiology,  surgery
Laser Therapy / methods*

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