Laryngomalacia is the most common cause for congenital stridor. The stridor is caused by collapse of supraglottic structures during inspiration. Two severe cases treated with laser-assisted supraglottoplasty are presented. Our cases as well as the literature describe good effect of the treatment with only few complications. However since laryngomalacia usually it is a benign condition, which in most cases resolves spontaneously within the first two years of the patients life, this treatment should only be used in severe cases, where the alternative treatment would be tracheotomia.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 6, p. 353-4