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Management of supraglottic dysgenesis presenting as laryngomalacia.
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PMID:  21726906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Laryngomalacia is a common source of stridor and can lead to significant upper airway obstruction and feeding disturbances in infants. We describe a unique case of supraglottic dysgenesis presenting as laryngomalacia featuring a prominent "s-shaped" epiglottis with both posterior edges fused to the right aryepiglottic fold/arytenoid complex. Although this anomaly is not accounted for in any of the current laryngomalacia classification schemes, modified laser supraglottoplasty was a satisfactory approach leading to successful decannulation. Laryngeal embryology and possible timing of the pathogenesis of this rare occurrence are reviewed as well.
Authors:
Behrad B Aynehchi; Nira A Goldstein; Ari J Goldsmith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Affiliation:
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, United States.
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