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J La State Med Soc. 1997 Dec;149(12):462-7.

Chronic aspiration in children.

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Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, USA.


Chronic aspiration in children can cause life-threatening pulmonary consequences as well as multiple hospital stays and costly nursing requirements. Causes of aspiration vary widely and must be accurately assessed for treatment to be optimal. This disorder can be successfully controlled with a number of medical and surgical interventions. Rarely, children with severe neurologic disorders will continue to aspirate saliva despite treatment with voice-conserving measures. In cases of life-threatening aspiration, laryngotracheal separation can be lifesaving.

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