Paroxysmal laryngospasm secondary to gastroesophageal reflux.

  title={Paroxysmal laryngospasm secondary to gastroesophageal reflux.},
  author={Charles Loughlin and James A Koufman},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={106 12 Pt 1},
Over a 2-year period (1992 to 1994), 12 consecutive adult patients with paroxysmal laryngospasm were prospectively studied. All had had other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER); however, only 4 (33%) experienced symptoms of heartburn. Each patient underwent fiberoptic laryngeal examination, barium swallow/esophagography, and ambulatory, 24-hour, double-probe pH monitoring (pH-metry). Eleven (92%) of the 12 patients had evidence of GER on examination, and 10 (83%) had abnormal pH-metry… CONTINUE READING


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