Anesthesia management for a case of laryngeal keel placement
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Laryngeal web is a rare condition consisting of a membrane-like structure that extends across the laryngeal lumen close to the level of the vocal cords. Its incidence is 1 in 10,000 live births and comprises only 5% of congenital laryngeal anomalies. It may be congenital or acquired and may cause airway obstruction of varying degree. Accordingly, clinical presentation may range from an asymptomatic patient or mild hoarseness of voice to severe respiratory stridor. The primary goals of management for congenital or acquired laryngeal webs are two: to establish a patent airway and to achieve a good voice quality. This article reports anesthesia management of a case of anterior laryngeal web repaired by excision of web and insertion laryngeal keel by endolaryngeal approach...

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