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Laser supraglottoplasty for laryngomalacia: A pediatric case series [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(3): 150-154 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2019.41636

Laser supraglottoplasty for laryngomalacia: A pediatric case series

Berat Demir1, Adem Binnetoglu2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA

We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of a total of nine patients who underwent laser SGP for severe laryngomalacia at our hospital between 2014 and 2015. All patients had respiratory distress as soon as birth. All patients had one or more comorbidities. Only one patient who had vocal cord paralysis remained tracheostomy-dependent at three years of follow-up. In conclusion, supraglottoplasty is an effective and safe method in the treatment of severe laryngomalacia.

Keywords: Laryngomalacia, laser, supraglottoplasty, pediatric airway.

Berat Demir, Adem Binnetoglu. Laser supraglottoplasty for laryngomalacia: A pediatric case series. Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(3): 150-154

Corresponding Author: Berat Demir, Türkiye
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