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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 11 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles


Rare treatment option for a common pediatric airway problem

Sunil Karande, Chhaya Divecha, Raylene Dias, Chandrahas T. Deshmukh

Keywords : Airway obstruction, endotracheal intubation, glossoepiglottopexy, laryngomalacia, stridor, tracheostomy

Citation Information : Karande S, Divecha C, Dias R, Deshmukh CT. Rare treatment option for a common pediatric airway problem. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (11):681-683.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.169355

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Laryngomalacia is a common cause of respiratory obstruction with stridor in infants. Although most cases resolve spontaneously, severe laryngomalacia needs surgical intervention. Tracheostomies have been the mainstay of treatment. However, this procedure was associated with high morbidity. At present, newer modalities of treatment are being tried. We discuss successful management of an infant having severe laryngomalacia (who had three failed extubation trials) with glossoepiglottopexy.

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