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 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neurologic Evaluation in Children With Laryngeal Cleft.
 

Author(s): Ryan D Walker, Alexandria L Irace, Margaret A Kenna, David K Urion, Reza Rahbar

Journal: JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul;143(7):651-655.

 

Referral to a neurologist and imaging play important roles in the management of laryngeal cleft. Swallowing involves a complex series of neuromuscular interactions, and aspiration can result from anatomical causes (eg, laryngeal cleft), neuromuscular disorders, or some combination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Phenotypic and Genetic Assessment of Tracheal and Esophageal Birth Defects in Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tracheoesophageal Fistula; Esophageal Atresia; Laryngeal Cleft; Tracheal Stenosis; Bronchial Stenosis; Esophageal Bronchus; Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2018

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