January 14, 2008

New Video Example of Tracheomalacia Causing Noisy Breathing

A new video has been posted of an examination revealing upper airway collapse (aka, tracheomalacia) causing a sound similar to the bark of a seal. Patient had this peculiar breathing sound only on exhalation (especially with coughing) even though he did not feel sick or have trouble breathing. Notably, the patient did not get correctly diagnosed for over 5 years during which he was unsuccessfully treated for asthma, allergy, and vocal cord dysfunction.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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