Diagnostic imaging of the pediatric airway

Aylin Tekes, Renee Flax Goldenberg

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Abstract

Imaging of the pediatric airway is complex and may be crucial, especially when obstruction is suspected. The anatomic differences in the pediatric airway make this population prone to airway obstruction when compared to adults. The correct choice of imaging modality as well as appropriate positioning are keys to providing maximal anatomic detail and rapid information about the patient's airway. This article discusses the principle of imaging of the pediatric airway and presents the imaging of common congenital, inflammatory/infectious, and acquired entities found in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Acquired
  • Airway
  • Congenital
  • Malformation
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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