Laryngeal cleft

Common Name(s)

Laryngeal cleft

laryngeal cleft is a rare abnormality of the separation between the larynx, or voice box, and the esophagus.  Normally, when the larynx develops, it is completely separate from the esophagus so swallowed foods go directly into the stomach. When a laryngeal cleft occurs, there is an opening between the larynx and the esophagus so food and liquid can pass through the larynx into the lungs.  There are several different types of laryngeal clefts (Types I through IV), classified based on the extent of the clefting.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Laryngeal cleft" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Laryngeal cleft" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Laryngeal cleft" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Type I-II laryngeal cleft: clinical course and outcome.
 

Author(s): Guy Slonimsky, Eldar Carmel, Michael Drendel, Noga Lipschitz, Michael Wolf

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Apr;17(4):231-3.

 

Laryngeal cleft (LC) is a rare congenital anomaly manifesting in a variety of symptoms, including swallowing disorders and aspirations, dyspnea, stridor and hoarseness. The mild forms (types I-II) may be underdiagnosed, leading to protracted symptomatology and morbidity.

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2015

Go To URL
Delayed presentation of a large congenital laryngeal cleft in an adult.
 

Author(s): M Bakir, J Hughes, G Madani, G Sandhu

Journal: Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2015 Jan;97(1):e6-8.

 

Laryngeal clefts are rare congenital malformations of the posterior laryngotracheal wall that lead to an abnormal communication between the airway and pharyngo-oesophageal tract. The condition is almost universally identified during infancy with minor laryngeal clefts very rarely ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

Go To URL
Laryngeal cleft type I in neonate: case report.
 

Author(s): Mirella Spinoso Rossi, Karina Elena Bernardis Buhler, Gabriel Alberto Brasil Ventura, José Pinhata Otoch, Suelly Cecilia Olivan Limongi

Journal: Codas. ;26(5):421-4.

 

Laryngeal cleft (LC) is a congenital malformation that leads to the unusual communication between the esophagus and the laryngotracheal complex. It is a rare disease, mostly prevalent among male individuals. The goal of this study was to describe the evaluation and intervention by ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Laryngeal cleft" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.