Bifid epiglottis

John D. Goldenberg, Lauren D. Holinger, Fred J. Bressler, Lewis R. Hutchinson

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The true bifid epiglottis is a rare congenital anomaly typically discovered during the evaluation of stridor in an infant or newborn. While it is not classified as a specific syndrome, there are frequent associations of other congenital anomalies with the bifid epiglottis. These include midline defects (such as microphallus, hypospadius, imperforate anus, and midline laryngeal cleft), endocrine disorders (including congenital hypopituitarism), and central nervous system neoplasms, including hypothalamic hamartoblastoma. The embryogenesis and options for surgical management of this anomaly are reviewed, and one case is presented in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996


  • bifid epiglottis
  • congenital anomalies
  • stridor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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