Exercise-induced laryngomalacia

R. J H Smith, N. M. Bauman, J. P. Bent, M. Kramer, John P. Bent, R. C. Ahrens

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Abstract

Exercise-induced laryngomalacia (EIL) is characterized by severe dyspnea, stridor, and mild wheezing unresponsive to prophylactic treatment with β- agonists and cromolyn sodium. Symptoms develop with extreme exertion, but resolve quickly as the degree of exercise is decreased. Diagnosis requires flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy before, during, and after exercise. If the diagnosis of EIL is confirmed by laryngoscopy during maximal exercise, laser epiglottoplasty is effective in alleviating symptoms and improving the airway. However, because symptoms develop only during maximal exertion, EIL is unlikely to produce symptoms or functional disability in persons who lead relatively sedentary lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume104
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Laryngomalacia
Laryngoscopy
Respiratory Sounds
Cromolyn Sodium
Dyspnea
Lasers

Keywords

  • exercise
  • laryngomalacia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Smith, R. J. H., Bauman, N. M., Bent, J. P., Kramer, M., Bent, J. P., & Ahrens, R. C. (1995). Exercise-induced laryngomalacia. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 104(7), 537-541.

Exercise-induced laryngomalacia. / Smith, R. J H; Bauman, N. M.; Bent, J. P.; Kramer, M.; Bent, John P.; Ahrens, R. C.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 104, No. 7, 1995, p. 537-541.

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Smith, RJH, Bauman, NM, Bent, JP, Kramer, M, Bent, JP & Ahrens, RC 1995, 'Exercise-induced laryngomalacia', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 104, no. 7, pp. 537-541.
Smith RJH, Bauman NM, Bent JP, Kramer M, Bent JP, Ahrens RC. Exercise-induced laryngomalacia. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 1995;104(7):537-541.
Smith, R. J H ; Bauman, N. M. ; Bent, J. P. ; Kramer, M. ; Bent, John P. ; Ahrens, R. C. / Exercise-induced laryngomalacia. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 1995 ; Vol. 104, No. 7. pp. 537-541.
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