Endoscopic view of a Type 1 Laryngotracheal Esophageal Cleft

See how a type 1 laryngotracheal cleft (LTC) appears in a child's airway. This is a rare congenital defect in which there is a gap between the upper airway passage (larynx and possibly trachea) and the food passage (esophagus).

Related Centers and Programs: Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders