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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III |

A Case of Reinke’s Edema Causing Difficult Extubation

Siddharth Shah, MD; Sumendra Joshi, MD; Anil Ghimire, MD
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SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):424A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.437
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Reinke's edema, also called polypoid chorditis, is a chronic accumulation of fluid in the subepithelial layer of the true vocal cord mucosa. It is an uncommon lesion of the vocal cord known to cause potential complications during airway management. We report a case of acute on chronic respiratory failure secondary to acute exacerbation of COPD in the setting of Reinke's edema which lead to a very difficult extubation.

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