On physical examination, mild inspiratory and expiratory stridor
was observed, worsening during exercise or stress.
Extra thoracic airflow turbulence produces inspiratory stridor while intrathoracic obstruction produces expiratory stridor
. Stenosis at subglottic region produces biphasic stridor1.
Regarding postoperative airway management, the anesthesiologist should be aware of the different presentations of airway obstruction, for example, inspiratory or expiratory stridor
, depending on the level of airway obstruction, to allow proper diagnosis and prompt therapy.
His oxygen saturation was 94%, although he had inspiratory and expiratory stridor
, a sternal tug and a pulsus paradoxus.
She was noted to be grunting with both inspiratory and expiratory stridor
; therefore she was intubated for airway protection.
Auscultatory findings were; bilateral scattered ronchi, few crepts and expiratory stridor
. The patient's respiratory condition improved after steroid therapy and salbutamol nebulization.
List of likely characterizations of breath sounds included on the form used in the present study Inspiratory stridor No stridor Expiratory stridor
Stertor (snoring) Positional stridor Wheezing Biphasic stridor Hoarseness Table 2.
Upon examination, he was in mild distress, had inspiratory and expiratory stridor
, with a pulse oximetry showing an oxygen saturation of 92% at room air.
At 1100h, the patient developed marked inspiratory and expiratory stridor
which resolved with nebulised adrenaline, humidified air and another dose of intravenous hydrocortisone.
On physical examination, the child exhibited both inspiratory and expiratory stridor
that worsened when he cried.
He had inspiratory and expiratory stridor
, but did not have other signs of respiratory distress.
He was obese and exhibited inspiratory and expiratory stridor