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Spirometry and provocation tests for vocal fold dysfunction diagnosis: a retrospective case series

Published inSwiss Medical Weekly, vol. 148, w14692
Publication date2018
Abstract

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is characterised by paradoxical inspiratory laryngeal motion and is often misdiagnosed as asthma. Definitive diagnosis of VCD is difficult, because laryngoscopy is positive only during symptomatic episodes or upon provocation with exercise or inhaled irritants. The aims of the study were to better characterise the symptomatology of patients with VCD and to evaluate the potential usefulness of less-invasive diagnostic tools, namely provocation tests and spirometry.

Keywords
  • Asthma/diagnosis
  • Bronchial Provocation Tests/methods
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laryngoscopy/methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spirometry/methods
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction/diagnosis
Citation (ISO format)
TARAMARCAZ, Philip et al. Spirometry and provocation tests for vocal fold dysfunction diagnosis: a retrospective case series. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2018, vol. 148, p. w14692. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14692
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ISSN of the journal1424-7860
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