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Airway Outcomes

  • Wade G. McClain
  • Gita M. Fleischman
  • Amelia F. DrakeEmail author
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Abstract

Obstruction of the upper airway commonly contributes to respiratory distress in the premature neonate. It is a multifactorial problem that can present heterogeneously and requires accurate anatomical and pathophysiological diagnosis for effective treatment. In this chapter, the diagnosis and treatment options, as well as outcomes, of upper airway obstruction in the premature neonate are discussed. As presentation and treatment vary widely based on lesion location, our discussion is organized by anatomical subsite.

Keywords

Airway obstruction Glossoptosis Laryngomalacia Subglottic stenosis Laryngoplasty Tracheostomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wade G. McClain
    • 1
  • Gita M. Fleischman
    • 1
  • Amelia F. Drake
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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