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What are the types of stridor?

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There are three types of stridor: Inspiratory stridor means the sound happens when you breathe in. It may be because of floppy tissue around the vocal cords, especially in children. Expiratory stridor means the sound happens when you breathe out. The cause may be a problem farther down your airway. Biphasic stridor is when there�s sound during both. There may be a problem with the spongy tissue known as cartilage just below your vocal cords.

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Laryngomalacia,” “Vocal Cord Paralysis,” “Subglottic Stenosis,” “Stridor (Noisy Breathing).”

Children's National Hospital: “Pediatric Stridor.”

Merck Manual: “Stridor.”

NYU Langone Hospitals: “Diagnosing Stridor in Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: "Vocal Cord Paralysis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 2, 2020

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Laryngomalacia,” “Vocal Cord Paralysis,” “Subglottic Stenosis,” “Stridor (Noisy Breathing).”

Children's National Hospital: “Pediatric Stridor.”

Merck Manual: “Stridor.”

NYU Langone Hospitals: “Diagnosing Stridor in Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: "Vocal Cord Paralysis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 2, 2020

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