For children with complex medical conditions of the upper and lower airway, respiratory system, esophageal disorders, and swallowing and digestive issues, the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Center for Airway, Voice and Swallowing Disorders is an on-ramp for specialized and coordinated care.
Voice and swallowing issues in older patients, which appear to be more common than historically believed, can significantly compromise quality of life.
A new study led by Cleveland Clinic otolaryngologists examines the natural progression of silent aspiration in pediatric patients, including who is at an increased risk and how to manage longer-term care for this population.
Otolaryngology further specializes pediatric care for children with head and neck conditions with a new multidisciplinary clinic. Head and neck surgeon and clinic director Brandon Hopkins, MD, explains the approach to care for these children.