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Doctor insights on: Trachea Narrowing Subglottic Stenosis

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What are subglottic stenosis symptoms?

What are subglottic stenosis symptoms?

Air flow restriction: Subglottic stenosis is a congenital or acquired narrowing of the subglottic airway. Congenital subglottic stenosis is a birth defect. Acquired subglottic stenosis generally follows as an after-effect of airway intubation. Mild forms can be asymptomatic. If there are symptoms, it can include: shortness of breath, cough, bronchitis or pneumonia. In worse cases, it can lead to airway obstruction. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Can subglottic stenosis occur from trauma to the chest, and how long do they last?

Ans: What happened to you? Yes trauma can cause this but not likely any reversal. Best to see your doctor for good exam. ...Read more

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Can neck xray ap view give clue for subglottic stenosis?

Can neck xray ap view give clue for subglottic stenosis?

Not reliable : narrowing of the subglottic area may be genetic or acquired. This condition may involve soft tissue scarring, cartilage, or combination of both. CT and MRI do not reliably image the cartilage of the airway, thus are not conclusive. The best evaluation method is history taken and direct laryngoscopy with palpation. See a neck and head surgeon for more information and treatment options. ...Read more

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What valve narrowing results in mitral stenosis?

What valve narrowing results in mitral stenosis?

Mitral Valve: The mitral keeps oxygenated blood flowing in one direction from the left atrium to the left ventricle. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of left foraminal narrowing and mild right foraminal stenosis at T1-T2 shown on MRI?

What are symptoms of left foraminal narrowing and mild right foraminal stenosis at T1-T2 shown on MRI?

Usually none: For most folks with these findings, they do not have any symptoms. Several studies of folks with no symptoms, underwent MRI, 45% had significant findings but no symptoms. Discuss finds with doctor that ordered MRI. Not all MRI findings have associated symptoms. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I have multilevel central canal stenosis as well as multilevel severe foraminal narrowing and disc extrusion surgery inevitable?

I have multilevel central canal stenosis as well as multilevel severe foraminal narrowing and disc extrusion surgery inevitable?

Most likely. my wife: -had similar & epidural steroids bought her some time, about 5 years, but later got worse & had surgery. My brother had it & waited until he had so much muscle weakness, that his result was not good (he=orthopedic surgeon also). Have confidence in the spine surgeon U choose, B sure fellowship trained. ...Read more

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I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

Spinal stenosis: No. This is a mild form of arthritis in the low back. Like gray hair and wrinkles arthritis is a part of aging. While there is no cure, you can slow it down with strengthening core muscles, maintain a normal weight, and avoid tobacco products. Focus on occupations that do not require manual labor. People who do heavy lifting, bending, and stooping usually retire 10 years earlier than desk jobs. ...Read more

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Is is possible that an undiagnosed thoracic injury could later cause a mess of problems with neck like herniations stenosis ddd foraminal narrowing R?

Cervical stenosis: No one is exactly sure what caused cervical hernations/stenosis unless you had a before and after MRI but predisposing factors can be MVA even fender benders, repetitive stress like working overhead, head up to look at a computer monitor all day/sports .it is unclear what the thoracic injury was so it is hard to associate,but the same injury may have had cervical effects.. f/u with doc ...Read more

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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more