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Primitive pharyngeal dyskinesia associated with upper airway collapse in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9350496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of total collapse of the upper pharyngeal airway in a slightly premature baby, resulting in a noisy breathing disorder. Primary immaturity of the central nervous system contributing to pharyngeal muscle hypotonia has been implicated in association with the increase in nasal pressure. The infant experienced complete resolution of symptoms a few weeks after the placement of a nasopharyngeal tube. This case report demonstrates the difficulty in diagnosis and management. The developmental spectrum and exploration are reviewed.
Authors:
X Carrat; F Devars; M Dubreuil; J C Favier; L Traissac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-26     Completed Date:  1998-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Bordeaux, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Hypopharynx / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / pathology*
Intubation
Male
Muscle Hypotonia / complications,  pathology*
Pharynx / pathology*
Respiration Disorders / etiology,  rehabilitation

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