Pediatric Stridor

Ida, J. B.; Thompson, D. M.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep 13; 47(5):795-819

Abstract

Pediatric stridor is an important symptom of upper airway obstruction, and must be recognized early by evaluating physicians. Proper evaluation and management, both acutely and chronically, can provide improved outcomes and better quality of life for patients. This article discusses the physiology of stridor and its intimate relation to airway anatomy, the work-up of the stridorous child, and recent advances in treatment, and provides illustrative examples of common lesions.

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