Abnormal Breathing Sounds

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Definition

Stridor is an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound caused by a blockage in the throat or voice box (larynx). It is usually heard when taking in a breath.

See also: Wheezing


Alternative Names

Breathing sounds - abnormal; Extrathoracic airway obstruction


Considerations

Children are at higher risk of airway blockage because they have narrower airways than adults. In young children, stridor is a sign of airway blockage and must be treated right away to prevent total airway...

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