Episodic paroxysmal laryngospasm: voice and pulmonary function assessment and management.

@article{Gallivan1996EpisodicPL,
  title={Episodic paroxysmal laryngospasm: voice and pulmonary function assessment and management.},
  author={Gregory J Gallivan and Leslie Hoffman and K Holly Gallivan},
  journal={Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={93-105}
}
Episodic paroxysmal laryngospasm (EPL) is a sign of laryngeal dysfunction, often without a specific organic etiology, which can masquerade as asthma, vocal fold paralysis, or a functional voice disorder. The intermittent respiratory distress of EPL may precipitate an apparent upper airway obstructive emergency, resulting in unnecessary endotracheal intubation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or tracheostomy. During 27 months, seven women and three men, age 30-76 years, were assessed by a high… CONTINUE READING