Chevalier Jackson Lecture. Congenital laryngeal webs

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1983 Jul-Aug;92(4 Pt 1):317-26. doi: 10.1177/000348948309200401.


Congenital laryngeal web is not as common as has been previously believed, and thorough clinical, radiographic, and endoscopic assessment is needed before any form of surgical treatment is undertaken. It is important to detect associated anomalies in the larynx, the respiratory tract, or in other organ systems. The results of treatment with regard to voice quality are good only in thin, membranous, uncomplicated webs. Treatment for thick webs with or without associated congenital subglottic stenosis remains unsatisfactory.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngostenosis / congenital
  • Laryngostenosis / diagnosis
  • Laryngostenosis / surgery
  • Larynx / abnormalities*
  • Larynx / diagnostic imaging
  • Larynx / surgery
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tracheotomy