Diagnosis and determination of the clinical significance of type 1A laryngeal clefts by gelfoam injection.

@article{Kennedy2000DiagnosisAD,
  title={Diagnosis and determination of the clinical significance of type 1A laryngeal clefts by gelfoam injection.},
  author={C. A. Kennedy and M. Heimbach and Frank L Rimell},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2000},
  volume={109 11},
  pages={991-5}
}
Laryngeal clefts are rare congenital disorders, classified by multiple different schemes. Type IA (Armitage) and type I (Benjamin and Inglis) laryngeal clefts exhibit absence or hypoplasia of the interarytenoid muscles with an intact cricoid ring. Submucous or "occult" clefts occur with intact mucosa but absent underlying cartilage and/or muscle. Children with a diagnosis of posterior laryngeal cleft often have other congenital anomalies or medical disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux… CONTINUE READING
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