Congenital laryngeal anomalies

R. T. Cotton, M. A. Richardson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

62 Scopus citations


The physician who is called upon to evaluate stridor in the newborn must be familiar with common congenital lesions of the larynx. Congenital stridor is a symptom of an underlying problem that must be accurately diagnosed to be properly and effectively managed. This requires a complete history and physical examination to discover the type of stridor and its association with feeding difficulties or cyanosis. Careful evaluation of the cry is important. Radiologic examinations are of great value in providing additional information concerning laryngeal anomalies. The mainstay of diagnosis is endoscopic examination. Familiarity with these anomalies, their symptoms, diagnostic methods, and treatment will provide for better care of the pediatric patient with stridor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-218
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


Dive into the research topics of 'Congenital laryngeal anomalies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this