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Laryngomalacia No Longer An Ambiguity

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to expose some of the factors that may be associated or predisposing to development of laryngomalacia.

Description

Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital malformation of the larynx and it is a self-limited disorder. It is the most common cause of stridor in newborns and infants. It results from an abnormal prolapse of supraglottic structures during inspiration. Despite its widespread prevalence, the etiology of laryngomalacia is unclear. Most infants will squeaky but otherwise well. Although affected patients do not exhibit much in the way of other physical symptoms, the unusual voice is worrisome to their parents.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Laryngomalacia

Location

Boushahri Clinic Medical Center
Kuwait
P.O.Box :698 Salmiya
Kuwait
22007

Status

Completed

Source

Boushahri Clinic Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A congenital or acquired condition of underdeveloped or degeneration of CARTILAGE in the LARYNX. This results in a floppy laryngeal wall making patency difficult to maintain.

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