Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Fever and odynophagia.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

Marked thickening of the epiglottitis and aryepiglottic folds is seen with overdistension of the pharynx and subglottic tracheal narrowing. 

Case Discussion

The findings are in keeping with epiglottitis.

The thumb sign is well depicted in this patient.

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Case information

rID: 59849
Published: 27th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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