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Pediatric Stridor

What is stridor?

Stridor is a high-pitched sound that is usually heard best when a child breathes in (inspiration). It is usually caused by an obstruction or narrowing in your child's upper airway.  

The sound of stridor depends on location of the obstruction in the upper respiratory tract. Usually, the stridor is heard when the child breathes in (inspiration), but can also be heard when the child breathes out (expiration).

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman

Director, Aerodigestive Clinic
Co-Director Vascular Anomaly Clinic
Otolaryngologist
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Vice President
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Acting CMIO
Departments

Departments

Airway Program

The Airway Program is a specialized program in the Division of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), one the largest and most prestigious pediatric otolaryngology programs in the country.

Pulmonary Medicine

Children’s National is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals for pulmonology and lung surgery because of our expertise in the field and the quality of care provided to patients and their families.

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

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