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Emergency evaluation of acute upper airway obstruction in children

Laura L Loftis, MD
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Stephen J Teach, MD, MPH
Adrienne G Randolph, MD, MSc
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James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic will review an emergency diagnostic and therapeutic approach to acute upper airway obstruction in children. The emergent evaluation of children with acute respiratory distress and airway management techniques for the difficult pediatric airway are discussed separately.

(See "Acute respiratory distress in children: Emergency evaluation and initial stabilization".)

(See "The difficult pediatric airway".)

(See "Devices for difficult endotracheal intubation in children".)

(See "Emergency rescue devices for difficult pediatric airway management".)

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