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Pediatric airway disorders occur when a child’s airway is obstructed or damaged due to illness, disease or congenital (present at birth) defect.
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Airway disorders occur when a child’s airway is obstructed or damaged. The airway is made up of four structures:
There are many types of pediatric airway disorders, some that are very complex. A few of the most common types of airway disorders include:
Symptoms of airway disorders can vary by the type. Some of the common symptoms include:
Several diseases, illnesses or congenital defects can affect any part of the airway, hindering a child’s ability to breath. Some of the most common types are outlined below.