What is the most urgent consideration for epiglottis?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Airway management is the most urgent consideration, and patients should first be assessed for level of distress before any other workup. Adults generally present in a less acute fashion than children. [4] Ensure that an anesthesiologist and an otolaryngologist are available.


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