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Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim is the director of pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Alberta in Canada.

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Ep 169 Navigating Type I Laryngeal Clefts in Children with Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim
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In this episode, Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim, pediatric airway surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to review laryngeal clefts in children.

Articles Featuring Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim

Laryngeal Cleft: The Basics

Laryngeal cleft is a developmental abnormality in which the connection between the larynx and the esophagus remains patent. Assessment of the patient with laryngeal cleft includes physical examination, FEES, and for those with more severe symptoms, direct laryngoscopy with bronchoscopy (DLB). This article covers laryngeal cleft types, symptoms, and workup.

Type 1 Laryngeal Cleft Repair

Type I laryngeal cleft is a connection between the esophagus and the larynx that stops above the level of the true vocal folds. Options to treat type I laryngeal cleft include thickened feeds, injection laryngoplasty, and surgery. Interested in learning more? Keep reading.

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