Laryngeal anomalies

Michele Torre, Marcello Carlucci, Vincenzo Jasonni

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Abstract

Laryngeal anomalies constitute a wide spectrum of conditions representing one of the most frequent causes of respiratory distress in infants. They can be congenital (due to malformations or prematurity) or acquired (usually related to a history of intubation). Some laryngeal anomalies can improve or resolve spontaneously with growth, but others can cause significant respiratory distress or even death. Laryngeal anomalies represent a challenge for the professionals involved in their management (which must be multidisciplinary). Also, the families of these patients have to face many challenges due to the: possible severity of the condition; difficult and sometimes long-lasting treatment; stress of tracheotomy-related complications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Thoracic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Pages193-203
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9788847052024, 9788847052017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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