ABSTRACT Stridor is a high-pitched respiratory sound that signals upper airway obstruction. It can be encountered by clinicians in a variety of clinical settings and requires a team-based, interdisciplinary approach. Early recognition is crucial, as the differential diagnosis can be broad, and causes range from benign to life-threatening. This article reviews the most commonly encountered causes of chronic congenital stridor in infants, focusing on the diagnostic approach, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management strategies.
Journal of the American Academy of PAs – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Nov 1, 2018