Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mnemonico diagnostico : Direct laryngoscopy in Laryngomalacia

Hey awesomites

Laryngomalacia is the most common congenital anomaly of the larynx characterised by excessive flaccidity of supraglottic larynx which results in inspiratory stridor and cyanosis.

Mnemonic for Direct laryngoscopy findings : FlOP

Fl - Floppy aryepiglottic folds
O - Omega- shaped epiglottis
P - Prominent arytenoids

- The short bands ( aryepiglottic folds ) cause the epiglottis to curl upon itself.
- Epiglottis is elongated and folded longitudinally to form an omega.
- Arytenoids are situated posteriorly and show prominence.

Also check out the mnemonic for differentiating laryngomalacia from tracheomalacia Here .

Thats all
- Jaskunwar Singh

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