April 1951


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Babies Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(4):545-549. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030556009

BETWEEN 1932 and 1949, with approximately 4,000 patients admitted a year, only nine cases of laryngeal web have been diagnosed at Babies Hospital. This suggests that the lesion is relatively rare. In a review of these cases and those in the literature, it has been found that most webs are thin bands across the anterior margins of the vocal cords. Following is a report of a case of a markedly deforming web recently seen in Babies Hospital which is unlike any seen here previously or described in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient was a 6½ month old Negro boy, who was admitted to Babies Hospital on April 27, 1949, at the age of 7 weeks, with a complaint of stridor, which became worse on inspiration, since birth. Both parents were alive and well. There were four siblings, aged 9, 8, 6 and 4 years, all alive and

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