X-rays revealed the presence of bilateral laryngoceles, and computed tomography demonstrated bilateral, air-filled outpouchings of the laryngeal saccules
during forced expiration.
The Brachycephalic Air Syndrome (BAS) is characterized by increased upper airway resistance because of narrowed nostrils, an elongated and thickened soft palate, everted laryngeal saccules
and hypoplastic trachea (Koch et al., 2003).
Laryngeal inspection revealed everted laryngeal saccules
, whereas tracheoscopy did not show any remarkable alteration.
The everted laryngeal saccules
then further obstruct air flow.
The endoscopic examination of posterior end of oral cavity, pharynx and larynx revealed presence of elongated soft palate and everted laryngeal saccules
. The condition was successfully corrected via staphylectomy-soft palate resection following standard surgically protocol.