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MC cause of intermittent stridor in a 10-day-old child shortly afterbirth is: (LQ)
|D||Hypertrophy of turbinate|
Ans. A Laryngomalacia Ref. Turner 10th/ed, p 385; Current Otolaryngology 2nd/ed p 462
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of inspiratory stridor in neonates.
The stridor in case of laryngomalacia is not constantly present, rather it is intermittent. So laryngomalacia is also the M/C cause of intermittent stridor in neonates.