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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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RODRIGUEZ, Hugo; CUESTAS, Giselle  and  ZANETTA, Adrián. Dysphonia in children due to congenital laryngeal web: Case series. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2013, vol.111, n.4, pp.e82-e85. ISSN 0325-0075.

Dysphonia is common in children. Its main cause is the abuse or misuse of the voice. Congenital, neoplastic, infectious, neurological or iatrogenic causes are less frequent. The laryngeal web is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from an incomplete recanalization of the primitive larynx. This condition should be suspected in any newborn with dysphonic cry with or without stridor and respiratory distress. The diagnosis is confrmed by endoscopic examination. Therapy depends on the extent and thickness of the membrane and the severity of the symptoms. We describe our experience with 8 patients suffering this condition, and we emphasize the need to recognize voice disorders and to evaluate the airway for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment in every newborn, infant or child with persistent dysphonia.

Keywords : Dysphonia; Congenital laryngeal web; Children.

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