Laryngomalacia: a cause for early near miss for SIDS

Yakov Sivan, Josef Ben-Ari, Tommy M. Schonfeld

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Six infants had recurrent apnea of infancy episodes (near miss sudden infant death syndrome) during their neonatal period. Physical examination and laboratory investigation were normal. Polygraphic sleep monitoring revealed recurrent obstructive sleep apnea. These infants underwent fiberoptic endoscopy which showed that airway obstruction occurred at the laryngeal orifice as a result of laryngomalacia. It is suggested that laryngomalacia may be a cause for early apnea of infancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1991


  • Apnea of infancy
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea


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