Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7299
OLIVEIRA, Raquel C. de et al. Laryngomalacia: experience with surgical management in São José do Rio Preto University School of Medicine. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2003, vol.69, n.1, pp. 16-18. ISSN 0034-7299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992003000100003.
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor and the most common congenital laryngeal anomaly in infants. Usually, it occurs in association with other abnormalities or diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. The etiology of laryngomalacia remains unknown; it is a self-limited condition that resolves without therapy in 85% of the affected infants. However, surgical management is necessary in 10-15% of patients who present severe upper airway obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical retrospective. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study intends to review the experience with supraglottoplasty in 15 patients with severe laryngomalacia in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical School of São José do Rio Preto, submitted to unilateral section of aryepiglottic fold and the diagnosis of associated synchronic anomalies.
Keywords : laryngomalacia; congenital anomaly; stridor; gastroesophageal reflux; supraglottoplasty.