INSPIRATORY WHEEZE/STRIDOR IN CHILDREN


Insp. high-pitched sounds us. due to extrathoracic obstr. (includes upper 1/3 of trachea). Causes include:

  1. Nasal or choanal atresia
  2. Tumors or lymphoid hyperplasia
  3. Macroglossia
  4. Micrognathia
  5. Abcess, cysts (inc. throglossal duct cyst)