Otolaryngology Division Patient Stories

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Tracheostomy and Decannulation: Steven’s Story

Steven

Steven came in to the world facing more challenges than most people face in a lifetime, but after 35 medical procedures and 12 major surgeries by CHOP specialists, the 12-year-old is thriving.

Adenoidectomy: Hannah’s Story

Hannah

Hannah's failed hearing test led her doctor to discover she had enlarged adenoids. They were removed during outpatient surgery at a CHOP Surgery Center close to home.

 

Tracheal Stenosis: Patrick’s Story

Patrick playing golf

Patrick had a tough time at freshman baseball try-outs — unusual because he excelled at sports — but it made sense when he learned that he was breathing through a narrowed trachea the size of a Q-tip.

Hearing Loss: Maggie's Story

maggie and family

Diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss at 20 months old, Maggie's family sought help from CHOP's Center for Childhood Communications.

Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis: Lailani's Story

lailani

Diagnosed with bilateral vocal cord paralysis as a baby, Lailani was unable to breathe on her own until age nine. That's when her sought treatment at CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.


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