What is epiglottitis?

Also known as: infantile hemangiomas, parotid hemangiomas, strawberry marks.

The epiglottis is a small flap of tissue that covers the windpipe and directs food to the esophagus. When the epiglottis swells and prevents air from flowing into the lungs, this is known as epiglottitis. It can be life threatening.


Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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