Hypoplastic epiglottis in a non-syndromic child: a rare anomaly with serious consequences.

@article{Rizk2010HypoplasticEI,
  title={Hypoplastic epiglottis in a non-syndromic child: a rare anomaly with serious consequences.},
  author={Habib Georges Rizk and Michel N Nassar and Ziad N. Rohayem and Simon J Rassi},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 8},
  pages={952-5}
}
Hypoplasia of the epiglottis is a rarely reported anomaly. These patients may have complex malformations or are totally asymptomatic. We herewith present the case of a 26-month-old infant who was repeatedly treated for severe aspiration pneumonias that didn't resolve with gastrostomy. The role of epiglottis in protecting the airway is an unsolved question. The long-term evolution of hypoplasic epiglottis cases is also not known. The presentation and the evolution in cases of epiglottic… CONTINUE READING

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