The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Laryngomalacia (LM) occurs when a piece of soft tissue above a child’s vocal folds falls into the airway when he or she breathes in.
This condition is the most common breathing problem that is present at birth and the most common birth defect of the larynx.
Symptoms of LM include:
Doctors at Riley at IU Health may use the following exams and procedures to diagnose LM:
The majority of children with LM will require no treatment; the noisy breathing usually decreases by age 2. If your child has severe LM, the doctor may recommend a procedure called a supraglottoplasty. Performed in the operating room under surgical anesthesia, the doctor will trim the soft tissue above the vocal folds. This procedure usually helps to reduce, if not eliminate, your child’s noisy breathing. In very rare cases, subsequent surgeries may be needed.
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