Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Mild laryngomalacia may present in a child without feeding problems or retraction or interference with growth or motor activities may be managed with observation and parental education. The growth curve should be followed carefully. If the child is `falling¿ off of the curve then a referral should be made.
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
All patients less than 2 years of age should have airway fluoroscopy and magnified airway films, with barium swallow if feeding difficulties present prior to clinic visit. Faculty may require films for older children depending on the case.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Next available airway clinic appointment or contact clinic nurse for urgent appointments.
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS Patients: See Careweb.
External Patients: Hand carry results including hard copies or diskette of any imaging studies to visit.