Virtual Pediatric Hospital: ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children
ElectricAirway: Upper Airway Problems in Children: Croup Syndromes
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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 C. Treatment options include correction of underlying abnormalities, tracheal stents, tracheoplasty, laryngoplasty, laser surgery (Procedure H), and possibly tracheostomy. Also, changing feeding positions and feeding the infant slowly may be all that is needed in some cases. Tracheal dilitation (Procedure F) and nebulized medications (Procedure A) are not part of the management of tracheo/laryngomalacia.
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