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Early morning upper airway discomfort and appearance on two X ray films

  • KOJI YAMAKAWA1
  • HIROSHI DOHGOMORI2
  • TAKEHIKO FURUSAWA 1

1Division of Emergency Medicine, Nagano Red Cross Hospital

2Department of Emergency and Critical care Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital

DOI: 10.22514/SV22.102007.5 Vol.2,Issue 2,October 2007 pp.21-22

Published: 20 October 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): HIROSHI DOHGOMORI E-mail: hd5621hd@yahoo.co.jp

Abstract

We reported a case of reversible but severe upper airway stenosis. The patient complained of only slight discomfort in her throat after waking: she had a history of allergic reaction to contrast medium. Her X ray films showed severe edema in her pharynx. Epiglottitis was diagnosed and we started treatment. It should not be forgotten, that even mild symptoms, such as discomfort in the throat, could indicate the existence of severe epiglottitis. 

Keywords

airway discomfort, airway stenosis, edema, epinephrine, ste-roids, epiglottitis

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KOJI YAMAKAWA,HIROSHI DOHGOMORI,TAKEHIKO FURUSAWA . Early morning upper airway discomfort and appearance on two X ray films. Signa Vitae. 2007. 2(2);21-22.

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