Related Conditions and Treatments
Aspiration in Children
Your child may aspirate when problems with swallowing causes liquids or food to enter your child’s lungs
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine your child’s throat, larynx, trachea, and lower airways through a tool called a bronchoscope.
Complete Tracheal Rings
Complete tracheal rings are a birth defect in the cartilage that supports a child’s airway.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is an important evaluation of your child’s ability to eat and swallow.
A laryngeal cleft (or laryngotracheal cleft) is an abnormal opening between the larynx and the esophagus.
Laryngomalacia (or laryngealmalacia) results from a birth defect in your child’s voice box (larynx).
Laryngotracheoplasty is a surgery to expand and repair an airway using pieces of cartilage from your child’s ear, rib cage, or thyroid.
Our airway disorders team is highly experienced in Slide Tracheoplasty, a surgery to expand and repair a narrowed airway.
A subglottic hemangioma is a large mass of blood vessels in the airway, typically below the vocal chords.
Subglottic stenosis is a narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords and above the trachea.
Tracheal stenosis is a constriction or narrowing of the cartilage that supports the windpipe (trachea).
Tracheomalacia is the collapse of the airway when breathing.