Pharyngeal wall collapse and multiple synchronous airway lesions.

@article{Shatz2004PharyngealWC,
  title={Pharyngeal wall collapse and multiple synchronous airway lesions.},
  author={Anat Shatz and Shmuel Goldberg and Elie Picard and Eitan Kerem},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={483-7}
}
Pharyngeal wall inspiratory collapse (PWIC) is a dynamic obstruction of the air column proximal to the glottis during inspiration. Our objectives were to assess PWIC's incidence and its contribution to the symptoms of upper airway obstruction (UAO), and to propose indications for intervention. In a retrospective review of consecutive endoscopic evaluations and clinical data of 108 infants with UAO, PWIC was diagnosed in 50 infants (46%). The most common presenting symptom was apnea (52%). The… CONTINUE READING

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