Laryngeal webs and laryngotracheoesophageal clefts: State of the art

Yann Fuu Kou, Michael J. Rutter

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Abstract

Laryngeal webs and laryngotracheoesophageal clefts (LTECs) are rare malformations of the larynx. Both can have a wide range of symptoms. While webs typically affect voice and airway and LTECs typically affect swallowing and airway, this is not always the case. A high index of suspicion is required for timely and accurate diagnosis. A discussion of management and treatment options will be presented. Both endoscopic and open surgical techniques exist for both pathologies and will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151056
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior glottic web
  • Aspiration
  • Dysphonia
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngeal web
  • Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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