Is There a Chance of Normal Life in Severe Laryngeal web

Document Type : Case Report


1 Department of Maternal Infantile and Urological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

2 Respiratory Endoscopy Unit, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Meyer Children Hospital, Florence, Italy.


Laryngeal web is a rare cause of pediatric stridor and respiratory distress. The clinical presentation is variable and symptoms usually correlate with the severity of the airway obstruction.
Case Reports:
We describe the cases of three children unexpectedly diagnosed with laryngeal web after a severe episode of bronchiolitis and after thirteen and eleven years, respectively, of persistent symptoms despite asthma medications.
Even if it is a rare cause of stridor and respiratory distress, congenital subglottic web could be a life threatening condition and clinicians should always consider it in the differential diagnosis of persistent noisy breathing, even in adolescents and young adults.


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