Dyspnea Due to Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Other Laryngeal Sources

Mark T. O'Hollaren, MD

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August 26, 2002

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Conclusion

It is clear that dyspnea may originate from a large number of conditions affecting air flow through the larynx. The foundational corner stone of diagnosis of laryngeal causes of dyspnea is direct visualization of the larynx, especially when symptoms are present. Close consultation with an otolaryngologist, and, in some cases, a speech therapist, may be extremely helpful in alleviating the symptoms that these patients experience and returning them to a healthy, active lifestyle.

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