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Journal of Case Reports
Myxedema of Upper Airway: A Rare Cause of Stridor

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Vijay Bidkar, Ashok Naik, Roshan J, Anita BS1
From the Department of ENT & Head Neck Surgery and Department of Pathology1, SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr.Vijay Bidkar
Email: vijay20dr@gmail.com
Received: 11 JULY 2013 Accepted: 22-JULY-2013 Published Online: 05-AUG-2013
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2013.0059
Hypothyroidism is known to affect breathing by reducing respiratory drive. Near total narrowing of naso- oropharynx and larynx due to myxedema of upper airway in an undiagnosed severe hypothyroidism is a rare phenomenon. We report a case of non goitorous severe hypothyroidism presenting with upper airway obstruction in a 60 year old male- a diagnostic challenge in acute onset airway obstruction. An upper airway myxedema and hypertrophic myopathy of pharyngeal dilator muscles in hypothyroidism can present with severe acute airway compromise in absence of goitorous enlargement of the thyroid gland.
Keywords : Airway Obstruction, Hypothyroidism, Myxedema, Muscle Diseases, Oropharynx.
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