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Respiratory obstruction and apnea in infants with bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis, meningomyelocele, hydrocephalus, and Arnold-Chiari malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  632975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes 21 infants and children with bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis and associated meningomyelocele, Arnold-Chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. Two life-threatening forms of respiratory distress are distinguished: (1) upper airway obstruction due to bilateral abductor cord paralysis and (2) apnea. Clinically significant episodes of apnea were documented in 13 infants. Ten infants had evidence of aspiration and dysphagia. Vocal cord paralysis, apnea, aspiration, and dysphagia were frequently temporally related to increased intracranial pressure.
P C Holinger; L D Holinger; T J Reichert; P H Holinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-17     Completed Date:  1978-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  368-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*
Apnea / etiology*
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications*
Hydrocephalus / complications*
Intracranial Pressure
Meningomyelocele / complications*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / complications*

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