Voice disorders in children can present in a variety of ways, including hoarseness, raspiness, abnormal cry or noisy breathing. Pediatric voice disorders occur when the vocal cords do not produce a clear sound. While most voice disorders are benign, occasionally a pediatric voice disorder indicates a life-threatening problem.
Pediatric voice disorder treatments:
- Voice therapy
- Temporary vocal cord augmentation
- Vocal cord surgery for polyps and cysts
- Laryngeal nerve reinnervation for vocal cord paralysis
- Tracheal reconstruction
Voice disorders in children are usually treated successfully. Early detection is paramount for normal speech and language development.
Pediatric ENT of Oklahoma has a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pedicatric vocal disorders and hoarseness.