In addition, foreign bodies, tumors, polyps, inhalation injuries, and traumatic injuries can affect any of these regions.
Upper airway obstruction characteristically presents with stridor. Signs of more severe airway obstruction include respiratory distress, tachypnea, use of accessory muscles of respiration, and agitation. Severe upper airway obstruction can cause abnormalities of blood gases, including hypoxemia, which can lead to cardiac arrest.
Treatment is dependent on the underlying etiology; however, intubation may be required in severe cases regardless of the cause.
ICD10CM: J98.8 – Other specified respiratory disorders
SNOMEDCT: 79688008 – Respiratory obstruction
Drug Reaction Data
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