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GMS Current Posters in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNOKHC)

ISSN 1865-1038

Pediatrics Stridor


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  • corresponding author Arberore Sefa - Kosovo occupational health institute, Gjakova, Kosovo
  • Mergime Batusha - Neonatology hospital, Gjakova, Kosovo
  • Surrije Firza - Pediatric hospital, Gjakova, Kosovo

GMS Curr Posters Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;6:Doc23

doi: 10.3205/cpo000516, urn:nbn:de:0183-cpo0005169

Published: April 22, 2010

© 2010 Sefa et al.
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Introduction: Stridor is not a diagnosis but a symptom produced by turbulent airflow related to partial airway obstruction. The obstruction may be fixed or dynamic and there are many causes: congenital, traumatic, iatrogenic, inflammatory, and neoplastic.

Methods: We identified patients with sign of upper airway obstruction treated at Neonatal and Children’s Hospital of Gjakova city through a medical chart review. The medical charts of patients were reviewed for, presenting symptoms, initial pediatric diagnoses, past history, and treatment. Dg. Methods:

  • History review and physical examination
  • Radiography AP and laterale
  • Nasolaringoskophy flexibile
  • Direct laryngoscopy
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • CT.

Results: Snore: Hypertophy adenochoanalis 7, palaptochisis 2, atresio choanalis 1, transitory 5. Inspiratory Stridor: Intubation (tracheal inspiration) 4, prematury 2, transitory 1. Bifazik: Prematury (laringomlacia) 3.

Conclusion: Stridor is a symptom and not a diagnosis. History and physical are key in diagnosis. Airway endoscopy is an important adjunct. Proper management is possible only after a precise diagnosis has been established.

Supproted by: Occupational health institute of Kosova, Neonatal hospital of Gjakova, Pediatric hospital of Gjakova