Laryngomalacia Congenital flaccid larynx

  • Facts:
    Most common laryngeal congenital abnormality
  • History / PE:
    Inspiratory stridor exacerbated with exertion
    Symptoms appear within first 2 yrs of life, gradually increase in severity
  • Diagnosis:
    Epiglottis "rolling in from side to side" (laryngoscopy)
  • Treatment:
    Self limiting condition, subsides by 18 months of age
    Hold child upright for 30 minutes after feeding
    Never feed child lying down

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August 7th 2010