September 29, 2016

Laryngomalacia Video in an Infant with Squeaky Breathing

A video has been created showing what laryngomalacia (floppy infant airway) looks like from the inside. Both normal infant airway as well as infant with moderately severe laryngomalacia is shown including audio.

Infants with laryngomalacia have what parents hear as a "squeaky" or "noisy" breathing, especially on inhalation. Although most infants outgrow this condition, some require surgical intervention (supraglottoplasty) due to failure to thrive, inadequate oxygenation, excessive work of breathing, etc.

For more info on laryngomalacia beyond the video as well as how it is treated, click here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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