Stridor in Children

Doctors at the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, specialize in treating children who have breathing problems caused by a narrowed or partially obstructed airway. Stridor, or noisy breathing, is a sign of restricted airflow between the mouth and the lungs. In infants, the most common cause is laryngomalacia, a softening of tissues above the vocal cords. In young children, stridor is often a sign of croup, a condition that causes swelling in the tissues of the throat.

Our specialists use advanced imaging techniques to examine a child’s airway and lungs and determine the cause of stridor. Doctors provide immediate treatment and follow-up care to ensure that your child can breathe easily.

NYU Langone doctors also diagnose and treat stridor in adults.

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