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Acute stridor as a presentation of bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8943598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 48-year-old woman, referred to the Intensive Care Unit with community-acquired pneumonia, who was noted to have stridor of acute onset. Subsequent indirect laryngoscopy revealed bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis, secondary to unsuspected carcinoma of the oesophagus, requiring immediate tracheostomy. We highlight the importance of visualisation of the vocal cords in cases of stridor of uncertain aetiology.
A Strauss; M Pinder; J Lipman; M Conidaris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-17     Completed Date:  1996-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1046-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Intensive Care Unit, Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis
Community-Acquired Infections
Critical Care
Esophageal Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / complications
Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / diagnosis*,  etiology*

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