Laryngeal cleft

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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.
 

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The terms "Laryngeal cleft" returned 3 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

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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

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[Aspiration syndrome due to laryngeal cleft in an infant].
 

Author(s): Giselle Cuestas, Victoria Demarchi, Adrián Zanetta, Mauricio Urquizo, Pablo Lobos, Juan Razetti

Journal: Arch Argent Pediatr. 2014 Feb;112(1):e1-5.

 

Aspiration is the passage of food content and endogenous secretions into the airway. Anatomical, neuromuscular or functional anomalies are among the major causes. The laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital anomaly that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of aspiration ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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Pediatric Dysphagia Outcomes After Injection Laryngoplasty for Type I Laryngeal Cleft
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dysphagia; Aspiration; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2012

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