Conditions + Treatments

Symptoms and Causes of a Laryngeal Cleft

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What are the Symptoms of a Laryngeal Cleft?

If your child has laryngeal cleft, you will most likely notice that he or she has trouble swallowing. When eating or drinking, for instance, liquids or food can go into your child’s lungs, which can make him or her inhale deeply and sometimes choke.

Other symptoms of the disorder include:

  • Coughing
  • Gagging
  • Frequent respiratory infections

What Causes Laryngeal Cleft?

Laryngeal Cleft is congenital, meaning it is present at birth. The cleft occurs during the early months of pregnancy, but we do not know why.

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