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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