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