There are a number of causes which can lead to the onset of inspiratory stridor and dysphagia and it is sometimes difficult to achieve diagnosis and correct therapeutic approach. We describe the case of a 72-year old man, caucasian, with subglottic concentric tracheal stenosis associated with bilateral vocal chord hypomobility and chronic tracheal and pulmonary aspiration of food material as a result of a stroke and gastrooesophageal reflux. The patient was initially subjected to intensive medical treatment which however did not prevent progressive worsening of the anatomic condition and the symptoms. We arrived at the diagnosis after conducting a number of tests. A diode laser-assisted right posterior ventriculocordectomy was then carried out which made it possible to improve the clinical condition.
|Translated title of the contribution||An unusual case of inspiratory stridor and dysphagia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Rassegna di Patologia dell'Apparato Respiratorio|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine