[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 34.204.191.145. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 4, 1923

CONGENITAL OBSTRUCTION OF THE LARYNX AND PHARYNX

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Section on Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1923;81(5):363-366. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650050017006
Abstract

Six cases are here reported which illustrate different types of congenital obstruction of the larynx and pharynx, a rare condition, which may be due to various causes. Although the causes lack similarity, one common symptom, respiratory obstruction in the new-born infant, was present in all of them and has formed the basis for the present study.

REPORT OF CASES OF LARYNGEAL OBSTRUCTION 

Case 1.  Congenital laryngeal stridor. History.—J. B. H., a boy, aged 8 weeks, was brought to the Mayo Clinic, Dec. 21, 1922, because of trouble in breathing which had been evident since birth. He made a slight croaking noise on inspiration. He had not had severe spells, and did not get blue, but had some trouble in nursing on account of the difficulty in getting air.

Examination.  — Laryngoscopic examination revealed the epiglottis folded on itself, and the aryepiglottic folds almost in apposition. These moved up

×