laryngeal web


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web

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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.
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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.
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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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Laryngeal webs may be congenital or acquired and consist of thin, transparent or thick fibrous membranes.
A small number of patients diagnosed as having laryngeal web in the late period have been reported in the literature.
Incidental laryngeal web simulating intra- operative refractory bronchospasm.
A rare cause of upper airway obstruction in a 5-year-oldgirl: a laryngeal web. Paediatr Anaesth 2003; 13: 722-4.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux and laryngeal web formation in patients with pediatric recurrent respiratory papillomas.
Application of mitomycin C after endoscopic lysis of congenital laryngeal web combined with epiglottic hypoplasia in a middle-aged man.
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.
The presence of a laryngeal web in association with the syndrome has not previously been reported.
Acquired laryngeal webs are more common than congenital webs.
The diagnosis of laryngeal webs requires a thorough endoscopic assessment of the airway.