Synchronous airway lesions and outcomes in infants with severe laryngomalacia requiring supraglottoplasty.

@article{Schroeder2009SynchronousAL,
  title={Synchronous airway lesions and outcomes in infants with severe laryngomalacia requiring supraglottoplasty.},
  author={James W Schroeder and Naveen D Bhandarkar and Lauren D. Holinger},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 7},
  pages={647-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the prevalence and the impact of synchronous airway lesions identified by endoscopy in infants undergoing supraglottoplasty for severe laryngomalacia (LM). DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS Sixty patients who underwent supraglottoplasty for severe LM from 2002 to 2006. Patients who underwent preoperative tracheotomy, had previous airway surgery, or did not have 6 months of follow-up were excluded. Fifty-two patients met… CONTINUE READING
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