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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, pp. 89-91
Bioline Code: mj16039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, pp. 89-91

 en Bilateral Cricoarytenoid Arthritis: A Cause of Recurrent Upper Airway Obstruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pradhan, Pradeep; Bhardwaj, Abhishek & Venkatachalam, VP

Abstract

  We report a case of bilateral cricoarytenoid joint arthritis with history of rheumatoid arthritis, presented with stridor to the outpatient department. Endolaryngoscopy revealed adducted vocal cords and a nodule over left arytenoid which later confirmed to be rheumatoid nodule on histopathologic examination. Initially, although patient responded well to medical treatment, recurrence was noticed after 6 months follow-up.

Keywords
rheumatoid arthritis; Cricoarytenoid joint; stridor; disease recurrence

 
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