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April 1951

CONGENITAL WEB OF THE LARYNX

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
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
Abstract

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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