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Laryngotracheal Clefts

  • Lluís Nisa
  • Kishore SanduEmail author
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Abstract

Laryngotracheal clefts (LTC) constitute a rare cause of congenital upper airway malformation. First described in the eighteenth century, in a doctoral dissertation on unavoidable causes of neonatal death in the eighteenth century by Richter, LTC incidence is estimated to be around 1 in 10,000–20,000 live births, accounting for 0.2–1.5 % of all congenital laryngeal anomalies [1, 2].

Keywords

Esophageal Atresia Cricoid Cartilage Tracheoesophageal Fistula Charge Syndrome Endoscopic Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical ResearchUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryLausanne University HospitalLausanneSwitzerland

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