Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children
ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Croup Syndromes
Answer to 21
Donna M. Santer, M.D., Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed by Lauren D Holinger, MD, Robert J. Winter, MD and the AMA
The answer is D. Differential diagnosis of tracheo/larygomalacia includes congenital vocal cord paralysis, subglottic stenosis, laryngeal webs, mucus retention cysts, hemangiomas, lymphangiomas, goiters, thyroglossal duct remnants, branchial cleft cysts, tetany, and laryngeal edema secondary to trauma or aspiration at birth. Epiglottitis is not in the differential diagnosis.
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