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Parent & Patient Education

Aerodigestive Education Resources

View the resources below which contain information about common conditions we treat and procedures performed at our Center for Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders and Airway Surgery.

Triple Endoscopy (also known as a Triple Scope)

A triple-scope procedure is an evaluation of the airway and upper digestive tract under anesthesia performed by ENT, Pulmonary, and GI departments simultaneously for team-based assessment, patient convenience and to avoid additional anesthetics. The procedures involve three flexible or rigid scopes inserted through the mouth to assess the anatomy, take cultures of the lower airways, and perform biopsies of the upper digestive tract.

Click below for a visual handout with more information about Triple Endoscopy.


Laryngeal Cleft

Laryngeal Cleft is a condition that occurs before birth where abnormal communication is created between the larynx (voice box) and esophagus (food pipe). This can result in liquids passing through the larynx and into the trachea (windpipe) or even into the lungs. A laryngeal cleft can create various difficulties with drinking, and breathing problems, or lead to severe lung infections.

Click below for a visual handout with more information about Laryngeal Clefts.