Hypoplasia of the epiglottis: case report and review

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1996 Dec 5;38(1):65-9. doi: 10.1016/s0165-5876(96)01420-6.


We report an infant born with a hypoplastic epiglottis and present the first in vivo photograph of the condition. Absence or hypoplasia of the epiglottis is a rare anomaly. Previously reported cases either died shortly after birth due to multiple congenital anomalies or details of the outcome were lacking. The clinical effects of hypoplastic epiglottis are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple*
  • Endoscopy
  • Epiglottis / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Larynx / abnormalities