Laryngeal cleft type IV: a rare entity
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Correspondence: Muhammad Hazim bin Abdul Ghafar, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 161500 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, tel.: 013-3034060, e-mail: drhazim1986@gmail.com
Pediatr Med Rodz 2019, 15 (1), p. 81–84
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2019.0014
ABSTRACT

Laryngeal cleft is a rare disease. The manifestation of the disease and its management vary depending on the severity of the cleft. Laryngeal cleft should be considered in the differential diagnosis, especially in neonates presenting with stridor and recurrent aspiration. The outcomes in patients with laryngeal cleft have improved significantly over the years due to increased awareness of the disease, early detection, good intensive care and advancement in surgical techniques. We present a unique case of laryngeal cleft type IV. To the best of our knowledge, there is no reported case in the author’s country, Malaysia.

Keywords: laryngeal cleft, congenital malformation, children