Laryngomalacia is a congenital or inborn, weakness or softness of the voice box.
Laryngomalacia can affect babies from birth and is the most common cause of noisy breathing in infancy.
In patients with this condition, the larynx or voice box, is small and/or floppy. This results in the collapse of the airway. It affects both eating and breathing and is commonly misdiagnosed as croup. There are both medical and surgical treatment options available.
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