Congenital Stridor Follow-up

Updated: Mar 05, 2018
  • Author: Timothy D Murphy, MD; Chief Editor: Denise Serebrisky, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

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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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Prognosis

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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.

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