Laryngomalacia

Laryngomalacia, or ‘soft larynx’, is caused by floppiness of the laryngeal tissues above the vocal cords. With breathing in, the tissues above the vocal cords fall in towards the airway and cause partial obstruction. This creates stridor, or noisy breathing due to obstruction at the level of the voice box. Typically, the folds of tissue between the front and back of the voice box (aryepiglottic folds) are shortened. This causes the epiglottis to curl inward (become “omega-shaped”) and causes the tissue over the cartilage in the back of the voice box (arytenoids) to suck into the airway.

Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of noisy breathing in infants. More than half of infants have noisy breathing during the first week of life, and most develop this by two to four weeks of age. Rarely, laryngomalacia occurs in older children, or adults, particularly those with other medical problems.

Causes and Symptoms

Laryngomalacia is usually present at birth or appears within the first month of life. The exact cause of this disorder is not known. A lack of proper muscle tone in the upper airway may contribute to the condition.

The symptoms of laryngomalacia can start at or shortly after birth. Your baby will make a soft, high-pitched noise when he or she breathes in. This is known as inspiratory stridor. The noise may become louder when your baby is feeding, lying down, or crying. You may also notice that the baby’s chest looks like it is sucking in at the area between the collarbones (suprasternal retractions) or between where the bottom ribs meet (substernal retractions).

Diagnosis and Treatment

Laryngomalacia can be diagnosed with an in-office laryngoscopy/nasopharyngoscopy in an awake child. This allows the dynamics of the voice box to be fully evaluated. If the laryngoscopy in the office is not consistent with laryngomalacia, then further testing may be recommended.

As the cartilages strengthen, most infants will grow out of laryngomalacia by around 16 months of age. So often, no intervention is needed. If your infant has redundant arytenoid tissue, he or she may benefit from reflux medication, as this condition may worsen the symptoms of laryngomalacia.

For severe symptoms that are resulting in poor feeding or poor weight gain, pauses in the breathing (apnea) or turning blue (cyanosis), surgical treatment may be recommended. Surgery for this condition is called supraglottoplasty and can usually be performed through telescopes and instruments that allow access to the voice box through the mouth. 

Why Choose CARE?

About the Institute of ENT

The Institute of ENT at CARE Hospitals is the best in the country. A full fledged superspeciality centre, this department has a team of highly experienced personnel and access to advanced technology, thus ensuring that all aspects of ENT, facial plastic surgeries and head & neck surgeries are dealt with efficiently. The ENT department offers a wide range of emergency and non-emergency services and has a dedicated team that provides round the clock patient care.

 Unparalleled team of professionals

The Institute of ENT at CARE Hospitals has an unparalleled team of experts that employs ultra modern technology to diagnose and treat a spectrum of issues associated with the ears, nose, throat, face, neck and head. The dedication of this team enables CARE Hospitals to carry out the largest number of surgeries in Hyderabad – from very basic surgeries to handling advanced and complex cases. CARE Hospitals creates an environment of excellence in diagnosis, treatment and academics thus ensuring positive clinical outcomes.

Highly advanced technology

The Institute of ENT at CARE Hospitals uses state of the art technology such as the Zeiss Sensera microscope with observer eyepiece and video camera, Karl Storz nasal endoscopic equipment, Zeiss Microscope OPMI with high-resolution objective lens and high depth lens, Latest HD (High Definition) cameras and monitors, Medtronic Microdebrider, Skeeter drill and Indigo Mastoid drills, etc in order to diagnose and treat issues of the ear, neck, throat, nose, head, and face.

Our Locations

Banjara Hills

The CARE Group’s flagship CARE Hospitals, located in Banjara Hills – a prime location in Hyderabad, was set up in the year 2000. Today, the multispecialty hospital has 435 beds, including 120 critical care beds, with an annual inflow of 1,80,000 outpatients and 16,000 in-patients.

Address 
Road No 1
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-40-30418888
Emergency
105711

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Banjara Hills(Outpatient)

The Group’s flagship CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad — a super specialty hospital — began patient care delivery at the CARE Outpatient Centre in October 2012. Located in the heart of the city, a km away from the in-patient hospital, it is India’s largest integrated outpatient centre with 65 beds.

Address 
Road No 10
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad – 500034

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-40-39310444
Emergency
105711

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Nampally

CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad, is the first hospital established by the CARE Hospitals Group in 1997. The hospital began as a 100-bed Heart Institute, focusing on cardiac care with a core team of 20 cardiologists, one operating theatre and one catheterization laboratory. The hospital was expanded and upgraded in the year 1998 and again in 2000 and is now a 266 bed facility.

Address 
Exhibition Grounds Road
Nampally
Hyderabad – 500001

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-40-30417777
Emergency
+91-40-30417777

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Musheerabad

Guru Nanak CARE Hospitals, Musheerabad, Hyderabad, is a 101-bed multispecialty hospital, equipped with the best of both medical staff and infrastructure. With round-the-clock facilities and the best medical expertise, the hospital offers patients specialized care in over 45 specialties.

Address 
1-4-908/7/1
Musheerabad
Hyderabad – 500020

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info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+040-30219000/9111/9123
Emergency
+040-30219000/9111/9123

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Market Street

CARE Hospitals, Secunderabad, was established on 1st June 1998. It has earned the reputation of being the best family hospital in the neighborhood and has treated hundreds of patients successfully over the years.

Address 
Near Clock Tower
Market Street
Secunderabad – 500003

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-40-30114500
Emergency
+91-40-30114500

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Hi-tech City

The new 275-beds CARE Hospitals near Hi-tech City, is strategically located in Hyderabad’s silicon hub and is one of the most modern facilities in the region. It offers personalized care to the software population in a 3,10,000 sq ft area with 13 floors.

Address 
Old Mumbai Highway
Near Cyberabad Police Commissionerate
Hyderabad-500032

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info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-40-33623500–3999
Emergency
1800 108 3999

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Ramnagar

CARE Hospitals, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam, is an integral part of the CARE Hospitals Group and has been delivering quality healthcare since 1999. It continues to uphold the CARE Group’s mission of providing guidance, care and relief to all patients. Care with compassion and emphasis on putting the patient’s interests above one’s own are the hallmarks of the Group.

Address 
A S Raja Complex
Waltair Main Road, Ramnagar
Visakhapatnam – 530002

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-891-3041444
Emergency
+91 891 2522622

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Maharanipeta

CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, made a name as a premier Heart Institute after its inception in 1999. On 11th December 2009, the hospital became part of the CARE Hospitals Group, and was re-launched by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.

Address 
17-1-1, KGH Road
Maharanipeta
Visakhapatnam – 530002

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-0891-3067000
Emergency
+91 891 3067044/22

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Railway New Colony

The new CARE Hospitals at Railway New Colony introduces a bouquet of services for residents of the smart city. This is the third CARE Hospitals Group facility in the city. Like the other two hospitals in Vizag, the facility is well designed with comfortable seating arrangements in the OPD.

Address 
43-9-201, SLV Arcade
Opp Sreekanya Theatre
Railway New Colony
Visakhapatnam – 530016

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-0891-2554811, 2754811, 2784811
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+91-0891-2554811

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Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals

Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is the leading corporate multispecialty hospital in Raipur, with 215 beds. The preferred hospital for the people of Chhattisgarh and the adjoining states, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals strives to integrate new ideas and research with humane care and compassion. With the installation of a cath lab and commencement of cardiothoracic surgery, Ramkrishna CARE Hospitals is set to develop into a centre of cardiovascular care and an institution of excellence in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Address 
Aurobindo Enclave,
Pachpedhi Naka,
Dhamtari Road
Raipur – 492001

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-771-3003300/ 1 / 2
Emergency
+91 771 3003364 /457/364

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Aditya CARE Hospitals

CARE Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated on 24th September 2007; full-fledged services started from October 2007 onwards. The 98-bed largest, private, multi-superspecialty corporate hospital in the city, it has experienced doctors, well-trained paramedical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment. CARE Hospitals has incorporated the latest techniques in patient care to stay abreast of the changing scenario in medical science while providing quality health care at an affordable price.

Address 
Plot No 329/1929 (P),
Chandrasekharpur
Bhubaneswar – 751016

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-674-3053200
Emergency
+91 9937299112

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Bhubaneswar – (Prachi Enclave)

The CARE Hospitals Group’s first greenfield hospital, and its second facility in the city, is now operational at Prachi Enclave, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. A state-of-the-art multi superspecialty hospital it offers services in the core specialties of Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology and Orthopedics, as well as high-end Critical Care and Emergency medicine and all major specialties.

Address 
Plot No. 324, Unit No. 42,
Prachi Enclave , Chandrasekharpur,
Bhubaneswar – 751016

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info@carehospitals.com

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0674-3021999
Emergency
+91-7077711777

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Nagpur

CARE Hospitals, Nagpur, has been acclaimed as a hospital par excellence for its contribution to healthcare in Nagpur city and the surrounding regions. This 105-bed hospital, commissioned on 19 November 2006, has earned a reputation for being the best provider of quality healthcare of international standards at affordable rates.

Address 
3 Farmland, Panchsheel Square
Ramdaspeth, Wardha Road
Nagpur – 440012

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info@carehospitals.com

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+91-712-3982222
Emergency
+91 9423623456

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Galaxy CARE Hospitals

Galaxy CARE was recently upgraded to a multispecialty 125-bed facility. New services such as a Cath Lab have been added. The Laboratory, General Ward and Endocrinology Departments have come up on an entirely new fourth floor. With its modern infrastructure and vibrant colours that are more than matched by the energy and enthusiasm of the team.

Address 
25-A Karve Road
Pune – 411004

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info@carehospitals.com

Phone
+91-20-30244100
Emergency
+91 20 30244100/2/3

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