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Congenital Stridor Follow-up

  • Author: Timothy D Murphy, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Bye, MD  more...
Updated: Jan 21, 2015


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  • The primary complication from congenital stridor is airway compromise and respiratory failure.
  • Other complications include failure to thrive secondary to increased work of breathing.


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  • The prognosis for congenital stridor depends on the specific cause. In general, it is very good.
  • For conditions such as laryngomalacia, the condition is self-limited and resolves on its own.
  • For other conditions, such as subglottic stenosis, surgical correction is curative.
Contributor Information and Disclosures

Timothy D Murphy, MD Consulting and Attending Staff, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

Timothy D Murphy, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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Clement L Ren, MD Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester, New York

Clement L Ren, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society

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Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Charles Callahan, DO Professor, Chief, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Tripler Army Medical Center

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Chief Editor

Michael R Bye, MD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Michael R Bye, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society

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Additional Contributors

Thomas Scanlin, MD Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis Center, Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Thomas Scanlin, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Pediatric Research, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Thoracic Society, Society for Pediatric Research

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Breath sound assessment. Video courtesy of Therese Canares, MD, and Jonathan Valente, MD, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University.
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