laryngotracheoesophageal cleft

laryngotracheoesophageal cleft

absence of fusion of the interarytenoid musculature or cricoid cartilaginous laminae of varying severity: type 1, submucous cleft of the interarytenoid muscles (known also as occult posterior laryngeal cleft or submucous laryngeal cleft); type 2, partial cricoid cleft (known also as partial posterior laryngeal cleft); type 3, total cricoid cleft (known also as laryngotracheoesophageal cleft or total cricoid cleft); and type 4, extension of the cleft into the trachea. Symptoms of this anomaly are similar to those of tracheoesophageal fistula.
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la·ryn·go·tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al cleft

(lă-ringgō-trākē-ō-ĕ-sofă-jēăl kleft)
Absence of fusion of the musculature or cricoid cartilaginous laminae of varying severity: type 1, submucous cleft of the interarytenoid muscles (known also as occult posterior laryngeal cleft or submucous laryngeal cleft); type 2, partial cricoid cleft (known also as partial posterior laryngeal cleft); type 3, total cricoid cleft (known also as laryngotracheoesophageal cleft or total cricoid cleft); and type 4, extension of the cleft into the esophagus.
Synonym(s): laryngotracheo-oesophageal cleft.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

la·ryn·go·tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al cleft

(lă-ringgō-trākē-ō-ĕ-sofă-jēăl kleft)
Absence of fusion of interarytenoid musculature or cricoid cartilaginous laminae of varying severity. Symptoms of this anomaly are similar to those of tracheoesophageal fistula.
Synonym(s): laryngotracheo-oesophageal cleft.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Complete laryngotracheoesophageal clefts (LTECs), types III and IV, are rare congenital anomalies that occur when the primitive foregut fails to separate into the tracheobronchial tree and the esophagus [1].
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