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
—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.
— Laryngoscopic examination revealed the epiglottis folded on itself, and the aryepiglottic folds almost in apposition. These moved up
NEW GB. CONGENITAL OBSTRUCTION OF THE LARYNX AND PHARYNX. JAMA. 1923;81(5):363–366. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650050017006
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