Diagnosis of laryngomalacia is not enough!

@article{Bluestone1996DiagnosisOL,
  title={Diagnosis of laryngomalacia is not enough!},
  author={C D Bluestone and Gerald B. Healy and Robin T. Cotton},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={122 12},
  pages={
          1417-8
        }
}
  • C D Bluestone, Gerald B. Healy, Robin T. Cotton
  • Published in
    Archives of otolaryngology…
    1996
  • Medicine
  • We are deeply disturbed by the recently published article by Mancuso et all in which they suggest omitting rigid endoscopy when a diagnosis of laryngomalacia is made in infants by flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy, since their study found that "clinically significant synchronousairway lesions requiringsurgical intervention are uncommon." We have previously reported our experience with the frequency of finding 1 or more other abnormalities of the airway by rigid laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy in… CONTINUE READING

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