What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of epiglottitis?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Avoid radiography until the patient's airway is secure. Obtain a chest radiograph (CXR) to assess endotracheal tube (ET) placement. The chest radiograph may reveal pneumonia.

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