Laryngopharyngeal Congenital Anomalies Diagnosed in Adulthood: Hypervigilance in Childhood Needed to Prevent Permanent Physical and Psychosocial Sequelae

While often diagnosed in childhood during evaluation for cough, dysphonia and/or dysphagia, congenital laryngopharyngeal anomalies may not become clinically significant until adulthood. The clinical presentation of two adults with dysphagia resulting from significant congenital laryngopharyngeal anomalies and psychological and physical sequelae of delayed diagnosis are described.

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Author: Courtney B. Tipton

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