Congenital laryngotracheal (LT) cleft: Report of a successful repair in an adult
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Congenital laryngotracheal (LT) cleft is an uncommon and highly lethal deformity unless corrected early in life. An unusual case of a patient whose cleft was diagnosed and repaired at age 24 years is described. The embryodysgenesis, clinical staging, and the diagnostic and management considerations are reviewed. A limited cleft (Evans Type I) may be more prevalent than is recognized and may be the cause of some presently unaccountable throat symptoms.
Key wordsLaryngotracheal cleft Aspiration pneumonia Embryodysgenesis
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