laryngeal edema


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laryngeal edema

Edema of the larynx, usually resulting from allergic reaction and causing airway obstruction unless treated. Therapy consists of intravenous or intratracheal epinephrine, emergency tracheostomy, or both.
See also: edema
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Laryngeal edema was accessed daily via cuff-leak pressure test.
Indirect laryngoscopic examination revealed moderate laryngeal edema mostly on right aryepiglottic fold.
Laryngeal edema caused by iatrogenic injury, especially with multiple bronchoscope insertions, appeared as hoarseness.
After extubation there were no signs of laryngeal edema or airway obstruction.
Zacharisen et al.8 reported two patients with immediate hypersensitivity reaction to tomato in the form of laryngeal edema. On investigation they found that it was due to IgE binding to 943 KDa protein.
Occurrence of life threatening wheezing, laryngeal edema, or anaphylactic shock in stings were produced by a substance called precipitin.
Moderate allergic reactions (e.g., bronchospasm, mild laryngeal edema, vasovagal reactions) are less common and commonly need treatment.