Summary of Laryngomalacia
Flashcards on Laryngomalacia
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of chronic in infants and children.
Questions on Laryngomalacia
A 6-week-old infant comes the office for a routine checkup. His mother says that he has been breathing loudly over the last week. This is particularly heard on inspiration and is most noticeable when he is lying on his back, crying, or during feeding, though the infant does not have difficulty swallowing. She denies nasal congestion, cough or fever, and says he has been active as usual. She denies abnormal changes in his skin color. His temperature is 37.2°C (98.96°F), pulse is 130/min, and respirations are 50/min. Physical examination shows a low-pitched inspiratory stridor appreciated as he lies on the exam table, but he does not have increased work of breathing. The lungs are clear to auscultation. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?