Acute upper airway obstruction resulting from systemic diseases.

@article{Lerner1993AcuteUA,
  title={Acute upper airway obstruction resulting from systemic diseases.},
  author={Douglas M. Lerner and Z E Deeb},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={623-7}
}
Acute upper airway obstruction is usually associated with inflammatory processes such as epiglottitis, and with laryngeal trauma and laryngeal tumors. Not uncommonly, systemic diseases such as Wegener's granulomatosis and sarcoidosis may manifest initially as upper airway obstruction requiring intubation or tracheostomy. We describe our experience in the… CONTINUE READING