International Pediatric ORL Group (IPOG) laryngomalacia consensus recommendations

John Carter*, Reza Rahbar, Matthew Brigger, Kenny Chan, Alan Cheng, Sam J. Daniel, Alessandro De Alarcon, Noel Garabedian, Catherine Hart, Christopher Hartnick, Ian Jacobs, Bryan Liming, Richard Nicollas, Seth Pransky, Gresham Richter, John Russell, Michael J. Rutter, Anne Schilder, Richard J.H. Smith, Julie StrychowskyRobert Ward, Karen Watters, Michelle Wyatt, George Zalzal, Karen Zur, Dana Thompson

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Objective To provide recommendations for the comprehensive management of young infants who present with signs or symptoms concerning for laryngomalacia. Methods Expert opinion by the members of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG). Results Consensus recommendations include initial care and triage recommendations for health care providers who commonly evaluate young infants with noisy breathing. The consensus statement also provides comprehensive care recommendations for otolaryngologists who manage young infants with laryngomalacia including: evaluation and treatment considerations for commonly debated issues in laryngomalacia, initial work-up of infants presenting with inspiratory stridor, treatment recommendations based on disease severity, management of the infant with feeding difficulties, post-surgical treatment management recommendations, and suggestions for acid suppression therapy. Conclusion Laryngomalacia care consensus recommendations are aimed at improving patient-centered care in infants with laryngomalacia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-261
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Infant
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Pediatric
  • Stridor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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