Subglottic edema

Case contributed by Dr Steve Lau

Presentation

25 y.o. gentleman presenting to the emergency department with dyspnea and inspiratory stridor on background of 1 week history of cough and sore throat.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

CT neck demonstrates mild subglottic edema that narrows subglottic airway likely causing patient's symptoms. There is mild thickening of adjacent strap muscles and cervical lymphadenopathy.

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