Most common mode oftreatmentfor laryngomalacia is: (AIIMS May 2011)
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Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 314, 6th/ed p 295; Turner 1 Oth/ed p 386; Current Otolaryngology 2nd/ed p 463
In most patients laryngomalacia is a self-limiting condition.
Treatment of laryngomalacia is reassurance to the parents and early antibiotic therapy for upper respiratory tract infections. Tracheostomy is required only in severe respiratory obstruction.
Surgical intervention (supraglottoplasty. reduction of redundant laryngeal mucosa) is indicated for 10% of patients. Main indica¬tions for surgery are:
e. Severe stridor
g. Failure to thrive
h. Pulmonary hypertension
i. Cor pulmonale