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Cuestas G.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | Demarchi V.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | Zanetta A.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | Urquizo M.,Hospital Italiano Of Buenos Aires | And 2 more authors.
Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria | Year: 2014

Aspiration is the passage of food content and endogenous secretions into the airway. Anatomical, neuromuscular or functional anomalies are among the major causes. The laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital anomaly that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of aspiration syndrome in neonates and infants. The main symptoms are stridor, recurrent respiratory infections and cyanotic crisis, cough and choking during feeding. The diagnosis is confirmed by endoscopic examination. The therapeutic behaviour will depend on the extent of the cleft, among other factors. We describe the clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods and treatment of an infant with this disease, and we emphasize the need for recognition of swallowing disorders in children in order to establish an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment to prevent and avoid malnutrition as well as a severe and potentially irreversible lung compromise.


Cuestas G.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | Urquizo M.,Hospital Italiano Of Buenos Aires | Demarchi V.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | Zanetta A.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Infantil | And 2 more authors.
Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria | Year: 2013

Subglottic stenosis is one of the most common causes of upper airway obstruction in children. Even though it may have a congenital origin, most of them are acquired stenosis. This condition should be suspected in any child with a history of intubation, instrumentation or trauma of the airway that is having difficulty breathing. The diagnosis is suspected by clinical, history and cervical radiograph, and is confirmed by endoscopic examination. Among others factors the treatment depends on the stenosis degree. We describe our experience with 6 patients with post-intubation subglottic stenosis treated surgically with expansion technique.

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