What is supraglottoplasty?

Also known as: supraglottoplasty, surgery for laryngomalacia.

Laryngomalacia is a disorder of the larynx in which the laryngeal cartilage is floppy and as a results collapses into the airway on inspiration causing obstruction and noisy breathing which is called stridor. Supraglottoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to treat moderate to severe laryngomalacia.


Reviewed by: Sandeep P Dave, MD

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