laryngeal web


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web

 [web]
a tissue or membrane.
laryngeal web a common congenital malformation of the larynx, ranging from a thin, translucent diaphragm to a thicker, more fibrotic obstruction (see laryngeal atresia); it is spread between the vocal folds near the anterior commissure and may cause hoarseness, aphonia, and other symptoms.

laryngeal web

congenital anomaly consisting of mucous membrane-covered connective tissue between the vocal folds located ventrally and extending dorsally for varying distances; it causes airway obstruction and hoarse cry in the newborn.

laryngeal web

a congenital malformation of the larynx that may be thin and translucent or thicker and more fibrotic. It is spread between the vocal folds near the anterior commissure. It may cause hoarseness, aphonia, or respiratory symptoms.

la·ryn·ge·al web

(lă-rin'jē-ăl web)
Congenital anomaly consisting of mucous membrane-covered connective tissue between the vocal cords located ventrally and extending dorsally for varying distances; it causes airway obstruction and hoarse cry in the newborn.
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In conclusion, we have described the unexpected discovery of a laryngeal web in a patient scheduled for open thoracotomy.
Laryngeal webs may be congenital or acquired and consist of thin, transparent or thick fibrous membranes.
The introduction of indirect laryngoscopy in the mid-19th century led to the first reported case of a laryngeal web in vivo by Zurhelle in 1869.
Consultation with otolaryngology confirmed the diagnosis, the planned repair of the cleft palate was abandoned and the patient referred to an appropriate centre for management of the laryngeal web.
Acquired laryngeal webs are more common than congenital webs.
Congenital anterior glottic webs represent a subset of congenital laryngeal webs.