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A Mild Laryngeal Cleft Causes Severe Symptoms

Mandadi, Akhila Reddy MD; Saeed, Wajeeha MD; Suneja, Upma MD; Waseem, Muhammad MD, FAAP

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001350
Illustrative Cases

Diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal clefts (LCs) particularly type I pose a challenge. Although rare, type I LCs are becoming increasingly identified in recent years, and this is perhaps due to both an increased awareness and better diagnostic modalities. We report a young infant presenting with feeding difficulty and respiratory distress related to LC. The pertinent literature is also reviewed.

From the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Akhila Reddy Mandadi, MD, 234E 149 St Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10451 (e-mail:

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