Respiratory distress in a pregnant woman with congenital vocal cord paralysis

Sherri Putterman, Reinaldo Figueroa, David Garry

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paralysis is one of the most common congenital laryngeal lesions. Hoarseness and dysphonia are common in unilateral cases. Stridor and respiratory distress are seen in bilateral cases. CASE: A 33-year-old primigravida with bilateral congenital vocal cord paralysis presented in the third trimester with a 2-week history of bronchitis and progressive shortness of breath. She developed stridor, her respiratory status deteriorated, and she was intubated with difficulty. She went into cardiac arrest, was resuscitated and placed on a ventilator, and a tracheotomy was performed. Her condition improved, she remained stable until 38 weeks, and was delivered by cesarean. CONCLUSION: Congenital vocal cord paralysis may result in life-threatening respiratory distress during pregnancy. Tracheotomy placement may be useful in the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1079
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume100
Issue number5 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Vocal Cord Paralysis
Pregnant Women
Tracheotomy
Respiratory Sounds
losigame
Dysphonia
Hoarseness
Bronchitis
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Mechanical Ventilators
Heart Arrest
Dyspnea
Pregnancy

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Respiratory distress in a pregnant woman with congenital vocal cord paralysis. / Putterman, Sherri; Figueroa, Reinaldo; Garry, David.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 100, No. 5 SUPPL., 01.11.2002, p. 1077-1079.

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Putterman, Sherri ; Figueroa, Reinaldo ; Garry, David. / Respiratory distress in a pregnant woman with congenital vocal cord paralysis. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002 ; Vol. 100, No. 5 SUPPL. pp. 1077-1079.
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