Related Conditions and Treatments
Aspiration in Children
Your child may aspirate when problems with swallowing causes liquids or food to enter your child’s lungs
Complete Tracheal Rings
Complete tracheal rings are a birth defect in the cartilage that supports a child’s airway. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dysphagia in Children
Dysphagia is a term that means “difficulty swallowing.” It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from your child’s mouth, into the throat, and through the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation for Swallowing (FEES)
Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is an important evaluation of your child’s ability to eat and swallow.
A laryngeal cleft (or laryngotracheal cleft) is an abnormal opening between the larynx and the esophagus.
Laryngomalacia (Congenital Laryngeal Stridor)
Laryngomalacia (also known as laryngealmalacia) results from a birth defect in your child’s voice box (larynx). Learn more from Boston Children's Hospital.
Laryngotracheoplasty is a surgery to expand and repair an airway using pieces of cartilage from your child’s ear, rib cage, or thyroid. Learn more from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Our airway disorders team is highly experienced in Slide Tracheoplasty, a surgery to expand and repair a narrowed airway.
Subglottic stenosis is a narrowing of the airway below the vocal cords and above the trachea.
Tracheal stenosis is a constriction or narrowing of the cartilage that supports the windpipe (trachea).
Tracheomalacia is the collapse of the airway when breathing.