Blunt trauma to the airway is rather common, but happens less frequently in children than in adults. In pediatric cases, the trauma is usually caused by a fall or blow to the neck. The damage can range from minor vocal cord weakness to fractures of the cartilage structures of the larynx or trachea.
The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders is the only one of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., we have cared for children from all over the country and beyond.