Introduction: Laryngeal web is a rare cause of pediatric stridor and respiratory distress. The clinical presentation is variable and symptoms usually correlate with the severity of the airway obstruction. Case Reports: We describe the cases of three children unexpectedly diagnosed with laryngeal web after a severe episode of bronchiolitis and after thirteen and eleven years, respectively, of persistent symptoms despite asthma medications. Conclusion: Even if it is a rare cause of stridor and respiratory distress, congenital subglottic web could be a life threatening condition and clinicians should always consider it in the differential diagnosis of persistent noisy breathing, even in adolescents and young adults.

Is there a chance of normal life in severe laryngeal web / Nenna, R.; Di Mattia, G.; Petrarca, L.; Frassanito, A.; Tancredi, G.; Mollicone, D.; Baggi, R.; Midulla, F.. - In: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY. - ISSN 2251-7251. - 33:6(2021), pp. 383-387. [10.22038/IJORL.2021.55667.2924]

Is there a chance of normal life in severe laryngeal web

Nenna R.;Di Mattia G.;Petrarca L.;Frassanito A.;Tancredi G.;Mollicone D.;Midulla F.
2021

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Introduction: Laryngeal web is a rare cause of pediatric stridor and respiratory distress. The clinical presentation is variable and symptoms usually correlate with the severity of the airway obstruction. Case Reports: We describe the cases of three children unexpectedly diagnosed with laryngeal web after a severe episode of bronchiolitis and after thirteen and eleven years, respectively, of persistent symptoms despite asthma medications. Conclusion: Even if it is a rare cause of stridor and respiratory distress, congenital subglottic web could be a life threatening condition and clinicians should always consider it in the differential diagnosis of persistent noisy breathing, even in adolescents and young adults.
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