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Laryngomalacia: Quiz


Question 1: In infantile laryngomalacia, the supraglottic ________ (the part above the vocal cords) is tightly curled, with a short band holding the cartilage shield in the front (the epiglottis) tightly to the mobile cartilage in the back of the larynx (the arytenoids).
LarynxDigestionThyroidRespiratory system

Question 2: Laryngomalacia (literally, "soft ________") is a very common condition of infancy, in which the soft, immature cartilage of the upper larynx collapses inward during inhalation, causing airway obstruction.
ThyroidDigestionLarynxRespiratory system

Question 3: Treatment of ________ disease can also help in the treatment of laryngomalacia, since gastric contents can cause the back part of the larynx to swell and collapse even further into the airway.
Barrett's esophagusGastroesophageal reflux diseasePeptic ulcerAchalasia


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