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Laryngomalacia: an atypical case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  15195881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor in newborns and infants. Patients usually present with an inspiratory stridor only, although some exhibit other anomalies. To rule out other possible pathologies, bronchoscopy is advisable. However, the authors of some recent studies have advocated the use of fiberoptic laryngoscopy as a more cost-effective and less-invasive alternative. No surgical intervention is required to treat laryngomalacia in most cases. The disease usually resolves spontaneously by the time a patient reaches the age of 24 months. In this article, we describe a case of laryngomalacia that was atypical in that the patient was 10 years old. We also review the literature in an effort to increase awareness of this condition.
Sohail Awan; Danish Saleheen; Zafar Ahmad
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-15     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334, 336-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology
Epiglottis / pathology,  physiopathology
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
Voice Quality

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