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Laryngeal Webs Diagnosis in Dubai |
Kings College Hospital

Laryngeal webs is a congenital (present at birth) condition described as partial obstruction in the larynx (voice box), between the vocal cords. The condition mostly occurs in babies, and starts developing in the early stages of pregnancy, and fails to disappear as they grow, which leads to them being born with it. This partial obstruction can lead to substantial hoarseness of the voice.

Laryngeal webs are usually associated with some genetic conditions like DiGeorge Syndrome, and subglottic stenosis, which is the narrowing of the windpipe just beneath the vocal folds (also known as the subglottis).

Causes of Laryngeal Webs

Laryngeal webs can commonly occur due to:

  • Congenital defects
  • Long-term incubation
  • Genetic conditions
  • Cardiac defects
  • Trauma injury
  • Surgical effects

Symptoms of Laryngeal Webs

Common symptoms of laryngeal webs include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Voice abnormality – it can be weak or high pitched
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • Hoarse voice
  • Crying abnormality – soft, weak or absent
  • Barking cough
  • Respiratory distress
  • Wheezing

Treatment of Laryngeal Webs

If the laryngeal web condition is severe, the patient might require tracheotomy immediately after birth. Other than that, the condition can also be treated by repairing the web endoscopically, which means without an external excision. Other times it can be repaired with a neck excision.

Next Step

At King’s College Hospital Dubai, we focus on offering an exemplary service, from initial consultation through to final diagnosis and treatment and beyond. Our team of expert doctors and nurses are here to offer tailored management and treatment of your condition, and to answer any questions that you might have throughout your time with us. Whatever you need us for, we’re only a phone-call away.

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