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Vol. 15 - Num. 59

Clinical Reviews

Congenital laryngeal membrane

Jacinto Martínez Blancoa, E García Garcíab, Cristina Suárez Castañónc, MJ Álvarez Zapicod

aPediatra. CS El Coto. Gijón. Asturias. España.
bMIR-Pediatría. Hospital de Cabueñes. Gijón. Asturias. España.
cPediatra. CS Severo Ochoa. Gijón. Asturias. España.
dServicio de Otorrinolaringología. Hospital de Cabueñes. Gijón. Asturias. España.

Correspondence: J Martínez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Martínez Blanco J, García García E, Suárez Castañón C, Álvarez Zapico MJ. Congenital laryngeal membrane. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:248.e101-e104.

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Congenital laryngeal membrane is a rare malformation of the airways. The symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction that triggers in these pathways. It must be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of the newborn respiratory distress. The treatment depends on the degree of airway obstruction.

We report the case of an infant 2 weeks old with aphonia from birth and respiratory distress with upper airways infections. She is diagnosed of congenital laryngeal membrane by direct laryngoscopy. The treatment is performed with lasser.


Aphonia Congenital abnormalities Laryngeal webs Laryngoscopy



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