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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 649203, 3 pages
Case Report

Laryngomalacia Presenting as Recurrent Croup in an Infant

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Room 62-158 CHS, P.O. Box 951624, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Received 10 December 2012; Accepted 2 January 2013

Academic Editors: A. Casani, K. Tae, S. Ulualp, and H.-W. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Osama Elbuluk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Laryngomalacia is a common disease of infancy which can present with atypical symptoms and at an atypical age, causing the diagnosis to often be overlooked. We report a case of a male patient who was diagnosed with laryngomalacia at the age of three months. The patient’s inspiratory stridor resolved within a year, but he went on to develop atypical croup. The patient was later diagnosed with severe laryngomalacia which complicated his “croup-like” symptoms. He subsequently underwent supraglottoplasty with complete resolution of symptoms.