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State-dependent laryngomalacia in sleeping children.
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PMID:  15757189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laryngomalacia is a common congenital laryngeal abnormality. Despite its being widely discussed in the literature, the pathophysiology is not clearly understood. Both anatomic and neuromuscular theories have been suggested to explain laryngomalacia. We report 4 cases of laryngomalacia in which the presenting signs occurred during sleep. Awake flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy failed to demonstrate supraglottic structure collapse. Only while the patients were breathing spontaneously under general anesthesia was laryngomalacia noted. A proposed algorithm for diagnosis and treatment is included. These 4 cases of state-dependent laryngomalacia support a neuromuscular cause for laryngomalacia.
Joseph L Smith; Dawn M Sweeney; Bettina Smallman; Anthony Mortelliti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-10     Completed Date:  2005-03-31     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Upstate Medical University, 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Laryngeal Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Larynx / physiopathology

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