(4,7,8) When tongue cysts are initially discovered, inspiratory stridor
, FTT, swallowing deficits, oxygen desaturation, respiratory failure, and/or acute life-threatening events have been reported.
Examination revealed that the patient had inspiratory stridor
with metallic tracheostomy tube in situ.
As the patient has inspiratory stridor
, we suspected for airway anomaly tracheomalacia.
However, the mass continued to grow, resultingin inspiratory stridor
. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed encroachment into the thecal sac and compression of the spinal cord.
Neubulized salbutamol and intravenous dexamethasone were started again with a minimal response within three days when inspiratory stridor
was added to persistent biphasic wheezing.
The patient had minimal inspiratory stridor
and flexible laryngoscopy showed a slough covered proliferative growth involving both surface of epiglottis and false cords, (Fig.
On examination, he was tachypneic with intercostal retractions and inspiratory stridor
. A contrast enhanced computed tomography scan on the base of the skull/neck-T4 level showed a cystic lesion in the base of tongue measuring 12.8x10.3 mm.
points to a lesion at or above the vocal cords.
The patient was alert but appeared toxic and had inspiratory stridor
and a muffled voice.
It typically presents in the late fall or early winter, is often preceded by an upper respiratory infection, and is characterized by a low-grade fever, barking cough, and inspiratory stridor
. Diagnosis is made on clinical grounds with no specific confirmatory test.
Huttenbrink, "Vallecular cyst as a rare cause of progressive inspiratory stridor
," Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie, vol.
EXAMINATION: She had inspiratory stridor
and tracheal deviation to right and rest of the general and systemic examination were normal.