Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences A STUDY OF 80 CASES OF STRIDOR IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS

Rao And Biroj, Ujmds
2015 Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences   unpublished
Objectives: We undertook this study to evaluate the clinical and radiological profile, treatment modalities adopted and to assess the importance of airway assessment in an infant presenting with stridor. Materials and Methods: A study of an eighty cases of stridor in infants and toddlers conducted over two years (2013/14) at Malla Reddy Hospital and NH-Malla Reddy Hospital. Results: A total of 80 patients were studied. The youngest being three months of age and eldest four years. The commonest
more » ... ars. The commonest cause was found to be Laryngomalacia (40%), followed by FB inhalation (18.75%). Conclusion: Stridor in children constitute emergency in otolaryngological practice. A well planned evaluation and procedure is always better and delay in diagnosis and management leads to morbid outcomes.