International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts

Jeffrey C. Yeung*, Karthik Balakrishnan, Alan T.L. Cheng, Sam J. Daniel, Eréa Noël Garabedian, Catherine K. Hart, Andrew F. Inglis, Nicolas Leboulanger, Bryan J. Liming, Eric Moreddu, Richard Nicollas, John D. Russell, Michael J. Rutter, Douglas R. Sidell, Jorge Spratley, Marlene Soma, Briac Thierry, Dana M. Thompson, Jean Michel Triglia, Karen WattersMichelle Wyatt, George H. Zalzal, Karen B. Zur, Reza Rahbar

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Abstract

Introduction The diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts can be controversial and varies across centers and surgeons. Using existing peer-reviewed literature to develop an expert-based consensus will help guide physicians in the treatment of these patients as well as develop research hypotheses to further study this condition. Objective To provide recommendations for the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts. Methods Determination of current expert- and literature-based recommendations, via a survey of the International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group, using a modified Delphi method. Setting Multinational, multi-institutional, tertiary pediatric hospitals. Results Consensus recommendations include diagnostic workup, medical management, pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative considerations for type I laryngeal clefts. Conclusions This guide on the diagnosis and management of patients with type I laryngeal clefts is aimed at improving patient care and promoting future hypothesis generation and research to validate the recommendations made here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Volume101
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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