Acute epiglottitis

Case contributed by Dr Eric Brecher

Presentation

Dysphonia and dysphagia with a sore throat.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
X-ray

Significant thickening of the epiglottis without associated hyperinflation of the hypopharyngeal airway or thickening of the prevertebral soft tissues. 

The supra and subglottic airways are normal in size. 

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Case information

rID: 41935
Published: 29th Dec 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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