Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) News and Updates

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CHOP Experts Discuss Tongue-ties

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The Atlantic reports on the spike in tongue-ties found in babies and the surgery that often accompanies.

When Laryngomalacia Is Not Just a Benign, Self-resolving Condition

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All patients with suspected laryngomalacia should be evaluated by a pediatric otolaryngologist. Patients with more severe presentations (failure to thrive, retractions, aspiration, etc.) may benefit from an evaluation in CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.

Fellow’s Corner: Foreign Body Aspiration

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Approximately 12,000 children present to U.S. EDs annually with symptoms of aspirated foreign bodies. Read about a recent case involving FBA and the steps that led to the diagnosis.

Clearing the Air on Adenotonsillectomy

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Clearing the Air on Adenotonsilectomy

The Childhood Adenotonsillectomy Trial, led by Carole Marcus, MBBCh, evaluated the usefulness of adenotonsillectomy in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for children with conditions related to obstructive breathing.