Laryngomalacia No Longer An Ambiguity
The purpose of this study is to expose some of the factors that may be associated or predisposing to development of laryngomalacia.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Laryngomalacia No Longer An Ambiguity|
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital malformation of the larynx and it is a self-limited disorder. It is the most common cause of stridor in newborns and infants. It results from an abnormal prolapse of supraglottic structures during inspiration. Despite its widespread prevalence, the etiology of laryngomalacia is unclear. Most infants will squeaky but otherwise well. Although affected patients do not exhibit much in the way of other physical symptoms, the unusual voice is worrisome to their parents.
|Boushahri Clinic Medical Center|
|Kuwait, P.O.Box :698 Salmiya, Kuwait, 22007|
|Principal Investigator:||Mohamed S EL-Sayed, MBBCh,MSc,MD||New Children's Hospital, Cairo University|